Statistics on children, youth and families in Alabama from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and VOICES for Alabama's Children
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Definition and Source
The number of persons living below the federal poverty threshold, expressed as a percentage of the total population.
Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Summary File 3, Tables PO87, P159A, P159B, and P159H, Released May, 2002; and U.S. Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Tables S1701, B17001, B17001A, B17001B, and B17001I.
Different methodologies were used in producing base year versus current-year data for this indicator; hence, caution should be used in making comparisons over these two time periods.
VOICES for Alabama's Children
Founded in 1992, VOICES is a non-profit, nonpartisan, statewide, multi-issue child advocacy organization. Our mission is to speak for the well-being of Alabama's children through research, public awareness and advocacy.Learn More