Children in Deep Poverty (Regions of 65,000 Residents or More)
Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 in living situations with incomes below 50% of their federal poverty threshold (e.g., in 2017, 7.2% of California children lived in deep poverty).
Footnote: The federal poverty threshold was $24,858 for a family of two adults and two children in 2017. Poverty status is not determined for some children; for details, see How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty. Data are displayed for geographies with at least 65,000 residents based on 2017 population estimates. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. N/A means that data are not available. Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county.