Statistics on children, youth and families in Washington from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Children's Alliance
Children in extreme poverty
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Definition and Source
*Please use these estimates with caution. The total confidence interval (upper bound minus lower bound) of the percent estimate, is 10 percentage points or greater, which indicates that this estimate has a large margin of error. This generally occurs when estimate relies on small number of cases. To obtain total confidence interval values around the estimates for this indicator please contact Washington KIDS COUNT.
S: These data have been suppressed because the percent estimates have a total confidence interval of 10 percentage points or greater and/or the counts are 10 or fewer.
Data last updated in February 2021 by Washington KIDS COUNT.The 5-year ACS estimates represent the average characteristics over the 5-year period of time, and therefore are less current than 1-year ACS estimates. However, these estimates are more reliable than 1-year and 3-year ACS estimates because they are based on a larger sample size. The 5-year estimates are also available for all geographic areas because of their sample size, whereas the 3-year estimates are published for populations of 20,000 or greater, and the 1-year estimates are only published for populations of 65,000 or greater. More information about 1-year versus 3-year versus 5-year ACS surveys and estimates are available online at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/guidance_for_data_users/estimates/
The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In 2015, 50% of the poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $12,125.
KIDS COUNT in Washington is an initiative of Children's Alliance, which gathers crucial data on child well-being by race and ethnicity, then turns that information into action on issues like poverty, hunger, health care, and education.Learn More