Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in families with resources below their California Poverty Measure (CPM) poverty threshold (e.g., in 2014-2016, 22% of California children lived in poverty, according to the CPM).
Data Source: Public Policy Institute of California, & Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, California Poverty Measure (Nov. 2018).
Footnote: The California Poverty Measure (CPM) is an approach to gauging poverty in California that accounts for geographic differences in the cost of living, factors in tax credits and in-kind assistance that augment family resources, and subtracts medical, commuting, and child care expenses. In CPM estimates, a family consists of a householder residing with their spouse, children, and other relatives, along with their unmarried partner, unmarried partner's children, foster children, and other unrelated children. Information about CPM methodology is available in The California Poverty Measure: A New Look at the Social Safety Net. CPM estimates are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS); counties that cannot be identified individually in the ACS are grouped. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because the sample size was less than 2,000. N/A means that data are not available.