Children in extreme poverty (50 percent poverty) by race and ethnicity in North Carolina

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Definitions: The share of children under age 18 who live in families with incomes less than 50 percent of the federal poverty level by race and ethnicity.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In 2019, a 50% poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $12,963. Poverty status is not determined for people in military barracks, institutional quarters, or for unrelated individuals under age 15 (such as foster children).

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated December 2020.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points. 
N.A. – Data not available. 
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children in extreme poverty (50 percent poverty) by race and ethnicity.