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Children Living in Poverty Data Set

Poverty is a state in which an individual or group of individuals does not have sufficient resources to purchase basic necessities such as food, clothing, or housing. Poverty is most commonly calculated by using poverty thresholds, which vary based on family size and composition. If a family’s or individual’s total income is less than the family’s poverty threshold, then every member of that family, including children, is in poverty. The Census Bureau relies on two measure of poverty designed to work in tandem with, not replace, each other – the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) and the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).

Years included: 2018-2022

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 5-Year Estimates B17001