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Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 who live in low-income families by family nativity in United States

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Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 living in families whose income was less than twice the federal poverty level by family nativity.

Youth and young adults in immigrant families is defined as youth and young adults who are themselves foreign-born or reside with at least one foreign-born parent. Foreign-born is defined as either a U.S. citizen by naturalization or not a citizen of the U.S. Native-born is defined as born in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the Northern Marianas or born abroad of American parents. The foreign-born status of youth and young adults not living with either parent is based solely on the status of the youth or young adult and no other household member. Youth and young adults living in subfamilies are linked to their parent(s) and not the householder.

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). The data are based on income received in the 12 months prior to the survey.

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.

A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 who live in low-income families by family nativity.

Last Updated

March 2024