Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 in living situations with incomes below their federal poverty threshold, by race/ethnicity (e.g., in 2013-2017, 32.4% of African American/black children in California lived in poverty).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Dec. 2018).
Footnote: The federal poverty threshold was $24,858 for a family of two adults and two children in 2017. Poverty status is not determined for some children; for details, see How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty. Race/ethnicity categories overlap (i.e., African American/black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, multiracial, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander children can also be Hispanic/Latino); for more information, see Child Population, by Race/Ethnicity. Data are displayed for geographies with at least 10,000 residents based on 2017 population estimates. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. N/A means that data are not available. Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county. In 2010 the Census Bureau implemented new population benchmarks, so caution should be taken when comparing 2005-2009 data with later years.