Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in families with incomes below 200% of their federal poverty threshold and with at least one resident parent who worked at least 50 weeks in the 12 months prior to the survey (e.g., in 2016, 25.4% of California children lived in low-income working families).
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey microdata files (Dec. 2017).
Footnote: Data presented are for families with sons or daughters by birth, marriage, or adoption. The federal poverty threshold was $24,339 for a family of two adults and two children in 2016. Data are displayed for geographies with at least 65,000 residents based on 2016 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.