Children living below 50% of poverty level

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Growing up in poverty puts children at risk for poor health and chronic illness and makes it less likely that children will succeed academically. Adults who were poor as children are more likely to be poor than other adults, and less likely to have steady work.
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Definitions: These poverty numbers are five-year averages from the American Community Survey, and represent the total number of people under 18 years who live below 50% of the poverty level, divided by the child population for which poverty status is known.

The U.S. Census Bureau website has information on federal poverty thresholds by year.

Data Source: This information is taken from Table C17024 from the American Community Survey. The American Community Survey can be accessed here: http://factfinder2.census.gov.