Child poverty rates in metropolitan Chicago

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Why This Indicator Matters

The geographic distribution of child poverty in Illinois has been changing over time. Although Chicago continues to have the highest poverty rate, other areas of the state have seen increases, signaling the need for targeted investments and policies across the state.
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Definitions: Metropolitan Chicago defined as Cook County and the five collar counties (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000; American Community Survey, 2005-2007, 2011-2013 (three-year pooled data).