Child poverty population by race-ethnicity in metropolitan Chicago in Illinois

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Definitions: Percent of children under age 18 (0-17) who are living in families with incomes below 100% of the federal poverty threshold in each geographic area. Metropolitan Chicago defined as Cook County and the five collar counties (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will).

Because of the way the U.S. Census Bureau collects and disseminates Race-Ethnicity data for children, the following categories should be considered Race data: American Indian and Alaska Native alone, Asian alone, Black alone, Multiracial alone, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, Other alone, and White alone. Categories for Ethnicity data are: Latinx (of any race) and White alone (not Latinx). Metropolitan Chicago defined as Cook County and the five collar counties (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will). Metropolitan Chicago defined as Cook County and the five collar counties (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months by Age (Universe: Population for whom poverty status is determined), 2006-2010 to 2016-2020 5-Year Estimates, Tables B17020 and B17020B-I.

Footnotes: The federal poverty thresholds are updated each year by the U.S. Census Bureau and were established in 1964 using guidelines set by the Social Security Administration. Current thresholds can be found here

UPDATED - March 2022
NA - Estimates are suppressed when unreliable or the relative standard error is greater than 30%.
GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the child’s place of residence. 
DATE - ACS data reflect a 5-year pooled estimate. That is, the estimate is the result of data being continuously collected nearly every day for five years.