An In-Depth Look at 2014 Census Data and Policy Solutions to Address Poverty

According to the Census Bureau’s new poverty and income data, 14.8 percent of Americans were poor in 2014, statistically unchanged from 2013. This in-depth fact sheet breaks down the data, especially highlighting the pervasive challenges for children and young adults, while offering a snapshot of the crucial role that strong public policy can play in improving the lives of millions of poor people.