Income Level for Children Relative to Poverty (Regions of 10,000 Residents or More)
Definition: Level of income as a percentage of the federal poverty threshold, for children ages 0-17 (e.g., in 2013-2017, an estimated 29.8% of California children lived at or above 400% of their federal poverty threshold).
Footnote: The federal poverty threshold was $24,858 for a family of two adults and two children in 2017. Income level relative to poverty cannot be determined for some children; for details, see How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty. Data are displayed for geographies with at least 10,000 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. In 2010 the Census Bureau implemented new population benchmarks, so caution should be taken when comparing 2005-2009 data with later years.