% of Children in Poverty Living in Deep Poverty

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Children born into "deep" poverty are three times more likely to be in deep poverty as adults, and experience greater toxic stress and adverse experiences than children in living in or above poverty levels. To get more context on the implications of deep poverty see this Brookings report and this National Center for Children in Poverty fact sheet.
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Definitions: This indicator is a calculated percentage of the number of children living in deep poverty (below 50%) of the total number of children living in poverty (below 100%).  In other words, this indicator tells the reader of those children in poverty, what percentage of them are living in extreme or deep poverty.  The number is the number of children living in deep poverty in that locality.  

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau defined the poverty level as a combined annual income of approximately $24,300 for a family of four.  50% of the Federal Poverty Level for a family of four is half the amount of the poverty level ($12,150 for a family of four in 2015)

Data Source: American Community Survey 5 year estimate.  Table B17024.

Footnotes: Last Updated: January 2018