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Topic: Children < 19 years below federal poverty level
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Children < 19 years below federal poverty level: United States, 2010-2012 Average

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• Persons in poverty are defined as those who make less than 100% of the poverty threshold established by the US Census Bureau. The poverty threshold for a family of three was $17,163 in 2008, $17,098 in 2009 and $17,374 in 2010. 
• During 2010-2012 (average), about 1 in 5 children under the age of 19 (21.2%) in the United States were living in families with incomes below the Federal Poverty Level. 


  • US Census Bureau. Data prepared for the March of Dimes using the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
  • Retrieved October 06, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.