The percentage of school-aged children within a school district who live in families below the U.S. poverty threshold. Calculations take the estimated number of children (ages 5-17) in families in poverty divided by the total number of children (ages 5-17). Please note that this measure is not the same as free and reduced lunch, which corresponds to a different poverty threshold.
U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). Estimates for Mississippi School Districts. Ages 5 to 17 in poverty, [Year].
Updated January 2018.
Large differences in counties between years may be due in part to the margin of error.
2005 Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) can not be compared to previous years as different data sources were used. For additional information including estimation details, please refer to the SAIPE web site: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/saipe.html