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

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Definition and Source



The share of own children under age 18 living in families that met two criteria: (1) the family income was less than twice the federal poverty level; (2) at least one parent worked 50 or more weeks during the previous year.

Data Source

Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 - 2007 American Community Survey.


Updated November 2014.
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.

Last Updated

November 2014