Related children in families (age 5-17) in poverty

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Why This Indicator Matters

When wages are low and incomes aren’t enough to afford the basics, children face significant obstacles to opportunity right from the start.
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Definitions: Estimated number and percent of related children age 15-17 in families in poverty.  

Data Source: The U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).

Footnotes: These estimates combine data from administrative records, intercensal population estimates, and the decennial census, with direct estimates from the American Community Survey. The Census Bureau believes these model-based single-year estimates are more reflective of current conditions than multi-year survey estimates.