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Children who live in families with incomes at or above 200% of poverty by race and ethnicity in United States

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The percent of children ages 0 to 17 who live in families with incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In 2015, a 200% poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $48,072. 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

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


Updated: October 2017
S - Data are suppressed if the calculated coefficient of variation is 30 or higher.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Last Updated

October 2017