Change Indicator

Children in extreme poverty in Alabama

Children in extreme poverty

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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 number of children under 18 living in households with an annual income that is less than 50.0 percent of the poverty threshold. This number is expressed as a percentage of all children under 18.

Data Source

Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Census Bureau Website,, Summary File 3, Table PCT50, Released May, 2002; and U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website,, Table B17024.


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.

Last Updated

May 2024