Percent of young adults ages 18-24 years with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level
U.S. Census Bureau, (various years), American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B17024: Age by Ratio of Income to Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months - Universe: Population for whom poverty status is determined
Poverty estimates from ACS should not be compared with other poverty indicators based on data from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).
Please note, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
(ACS) 5-year estimates provide average characteristics aggregated over a 5-year
period. The primary advantage of using multiyear estimates is the
increased statistical reliability of the data for less populated areas and
small population subgroups. However, 5-year estimates are less current than
single year estimates (i.e., since they are derived from averages over five
calendar years) and should not be compared to single year estimates. The Census
Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap, such as comparing
2007-2011 with 2012-2016, which means waiting longer to identify a trend.
However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of
the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only
a few years. Please see the ACS data use handbook for more information (https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2008/acs/ACSGeneralHandbook.pdf).
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at the link in the footnotes below.
Young adults (18-24) with low-income (ACS).