Change Indicator

Poverty - young adults ages 18 to 24 in Michigan

Poverty - young adults ages 18 to 24

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



The five-year average number of 18 to 24 year olds with income in the past twelve months below the federal poverty level. The percentage is based on the total number of 18-24 year olds during that period.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates, Table B17001.


Time comparisons with 5-year estimates is best done without overlapping the years. For example, comparing 2018, 2019 and 2020 5-year estimates is not ideal since the 2020 estimates include 2019 and 2018 in their data estimates. Better to use something like the 2020 5-year estimates compared with the 2015 estimates, since they do not include any overlapping years.

Last Updated

February 2023