Median income of families with children by family type

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Delaware should be a state where every child is financially secure. However, historical and current policies, laws and practices have created and maintained deep divides in children's opportunities. The availability of and access to jobs that pay family-sustaining wages shapes parents' ability to provide financial security for their children, which affects children's likelihood to reach their full potential. Poverty produces a wide variety of circumstances that can hurt children's well-being, from lack of access to health care, to increased risk of hunger, to higher risk of facing challenges in school. Living in poverty as a child is also predictive of worse employment outcomes as adults.
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Definitions: Three-Year Average Median income in U.S. Dollars of Households with Children under 18 by Family Type, Delaware.

Data Source:  Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, University of Delaware.

Footnotes: *Some Delaware indicators are presented as three- or five- year averages because rates based on small numbers of events in this modestly-populated state can vary dramatically from year to year. A three- or five- year average is less susceptible to distortion. In these cases, it is helpful to look at trends rather than at actual numbers, rates or percentages due to the small numbers.