Statistics on children, youth and families in Wisconsin from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kids Forward
Children experiencing below 50% of poverty level
Why This Indicator Matters
Growing up in poverty puts children at risk for poor health and chronic illness, and makes it less likely that children will succeed academically.show more
Definition and Source
These data represent the number and percent of children experiencing extreme poverty conditions (living in families with incomes below 50% of the poverty level). The percentage is the total number of people under age 18 experiencing extreme poverty conditions at below 50% of the poverty level, divided by the child population for which poverty status is known. These data are five-year averages.
The U.S. Census Bureau website has information on federal poverty thresholds by year, showing the income level below which people are considered to be experiencing poverty for various family sizes each year.
These data are five-year estimates from the American Community Survey, Table B17024, Age by Ratio of Income to Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months.