Change Indicator

Children living in deep poverty in Virginia

Children living in deep poverty

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

Why This Indicator Matters

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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Definition and Source



In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau defined the poverty level as a combined annual income of $26,172 for a family of four. 50% of the Federal Poverty Level for a family of four is half the amount of the poverty level ($13,086 for a family of four in 2019).

This indicator represents children ages 0-17 below 50% FPL.

The percent reflects the total number of children below 50% FPL of the total number of children 0-17 in that locality.

Data Source

American Community Survey 5 year estimate.  Table B17024.


Last Updated: January 2020

Last Updated

August 2022