Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 in living situations with incomes below 50% of their federal poverty threshold (e.g., in 2012-2016, 9.1% of California children lived in deep poverty).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Jan. 2018).
Footnote: The federal poverty threshold was $24,339 for a family of two adults and two children in 2016. Poverty status is not determined for some children; for details, see How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error.