Children in Poverty - California Poverty Measure, by Race/Ethnicity (California Only)
Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in families with resources below their California Poverty Measure (CPM) threshold, by race/ethnicity (e.g., in 2017-2019, among California Hispanic/Latino children in families, 24.7% lived in poverty, according to the CPM).
Data Source: Public Policy Institute of California & Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, California Poverty Measure (Sept. 2021).
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. Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive. Information about CPM methodology is available in The California Poverty Measure: 2014.