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Trends: Children in Poverty

Percentage of Children living in Poverty by State in 2012: These data present the percentage of children below age 18 who live in families with incomes below the Federal Poverty Threshold. Source: United States Bureau of the Census. 

  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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Questions to Consider

  • How does your state compare to neighboring or similar states?
  • What economic and other factors might explain similarities and differences?
  • How do these data compare to other poverty measures, such as extreme poverty (50% of the FPT), or data about the working poor (200% FPT)?
  • What do indicators tell us about outcomes for racial groups, age groups, regions, urban and rural areas and other sub-populations?