Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in census tracts in which at least 30% of residents live below their federal poverty threshold (e.g., in 2016-2020, 7.2% of California children lived in areas of concentrated poverty).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Aug. 2022).
Footnote: The federal poverty threshold was $26,246 for a family of two adults and two children in 2020. Poverty status is not determined for children in some living situations; 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. A zero value indicates that there were no census tracts with poverty rates of at least 30%. 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.