Young Child Poverty

The latest American Community Survey (ACS) estimates show that in 2011, 12 percent of children under the age of 6 were in extreme poverty--living in families who make less than 50 percent of the federal poverty level, which was $22,350 for a family of 4 in 2011. Twenty-six percent of children under 6 (including those children living in extreme poverty) lived below 100 percent of the poverty level in 2011. Poverty puts children at risk for many negative outcomes. Read more about the impact of poverty on children and what can be done >>

National and state poverty data can be accessed on the CLASP DataFinder >>

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