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Children in low-income working families by age group in United States

Children in low-income working families by age group

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Definition and Source



Children under age 18 who live in families with incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level and at least one parent worked 50 or more weeks during the previous year.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In 2022, the 200% poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $59,356. Poverty status is not determined for people in military barracks, institutional quarters, or for unrelated individuals under age 15 (such as foster children).

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.


S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.

N.A. – Data not available.

Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts.  Cities for which data is collected may change over time.

 A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children in low-income working families by age group.

Last Updated

January 2024