Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in households with more than one person per room of the home (e.g., in 2016-2020, 27.3% of California children lived in crowded households).
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey microdata files (Aug. 2022).
Footnote: The number of persons per room is calculated by dividing the number of occupants by the number of rooms (living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, finished recreation rooms, enclosed porches, and lodger's rooms) in the housing unit. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. Because of disruptions to data collection in 2020, American Community Survey estimates for 2016-2020 did not meet statistical quality requirements and have larger than usual margins of error; see Information and Advice on 2020 Federal Data Quality and Use.