Poverty:
Children in Poverty

For the Year

Children and Families in Poverty

Calculation

Percent of children under 18 and percent of families in poverty

A Caution Regarding Standard Errors for the American Community Survey (2005 Data)

When interpreting the American Community Survey data, please understand that there are statistical errors associated with them as there are with any sample survey. The standard errors and 90 percent confidence intervals are provided in the data tab for each measure provided. Also, charts displaying the errors and confidence intervals for each of the variables and a technical document describing the data provided by the ACS are provided in the Special Analyses section of the website. These errors do not apply to the decennial census data provided for the years 1990 and 2000.

Sources/Links

US Census Bureau, Summary File 3 http://census.gov

Data Availability/Discussion

Data are from the 1990 and 2000 Census.