Highlighting new and noteworthy data from kidsdata.org
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | May 26, 2010

Just Added: Economic & Demographic Data for 750 Regions Statewide

This week, kidsdata.org adds important economic and demographic data for more than 750 regions across California. These indicators, from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), provide data for three-year periods on child population, immigration, family structure, family income, and poverty for counties, cities, and school districts statewide of 20,000 residents or more. ACS data for single years still are available on kidsdata.org for regions in California with more than 250,000 residents.

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Key Facts

  • Compared to elsewhere in the state, child poverty was higher in many Central Valley counties, according to 2006-08 data. Tulare (31%), Fresno (30%) and Merced (28%) – all Central Valley Counties – had the highest percentages statewide of  children living in poverty.
  • California median family income was $70,000 in 2006-08. Of all counties with available data, Tehama and Imperial counties had the lowest median family income, at about $42,000, while Marin County had the highest, at $110,000.

Use These Data in Your Work

Kidsdata.org is a public service, provided by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, that expanded in fall 2009 from the Bay Area to all cities, counties, and school districts in California. You can use these data, as well as related demographic and family economics data, in reports, presentations, proposals, advocacy work, program planning, and other efforts. Data on more topics will be phased in over the next several months.

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Kidsdata.org is designed to benefit everyone working on behalf of children and youth in California. To help others learn about this valuable resource, you can:

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Kidsdata.org is a free, public service sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, which is dedicated to raising the visibility of children’s issues in California.


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