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Children ages birth to 8 at or above 200% poverty in United States

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Children under age 9 who live in families with incomes at or above 200% of the federal poverty level.

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 Children ages birth to 8 at or above 200% poverty .

Last Updated

January 2024