Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living situations with incomes below their Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) theshold, by race/ethnicity (e.g., in 2014-2016, an estimated 31.1% of Hispanic/Latino children in California lived poverty, according to the SPM).
Data Source: Flood, S., et al. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Current Population Survey. University of Minnesota (May 2018).
Footnote: The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) extends the official poverty measure by accounting for a wider range of resources and expenditures that affect economic need. For details on the SPM and differences between the SPM and the official poverty measure, see https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2017/demo/p60-261.html. Data prior to 2013 are not comparable with these data because of differences in methodology. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error.