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Facts on Child Poverty

  • The federal poverty level is $22,350 a year for a family of four.

  • Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice the federal poverty level to cover basic expenses.

  • 21% of all children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level.

  • 44% of children live in low-income families based on the income being twice the federal poverty level.

  • Child poverty rates are highest among black, Latino, and American Indian children.

Research Resources