Change Indicator

Children who live in low-poverty areas by race and ethnicity in United States

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Percent of children ages 0 to 17 who live in census tracts with poverty rates of less than 20%. Research indicates that as neighborhood poverty rates increase, undesirable outcomes rise and opportunities for success are less likely. The effects of concentrated poverty begin to appear once neighborhood poverty rates rise above 20 percent and continue to grow as the concentration of poverty increases up to the 40 percent threshold.

Non-Hispanic Black and African American is not available from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Summary tables. Therefore, Black and African American include those who are of either Hispanic or non-Hispanic descent.

Data Source

Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year Summary file data.


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

Last Updated

October 2017