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Children in poverty in Tennessee

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Definition and Source



Number and percent of children under age 18 living with an income below the official poverty threshold.

Data Source

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Program (SAIPE).


Families and persons are classified as living in poverty if their total family income or unrelated individual income was less than the poverty threshold specified for the applicable family size, age of householder and number of related children under age 18.

Last Updated

January 2023