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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, 2016-2018 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 $19,337 in 2016 and $19,749 in 2017. 
• During 2016-2018 (average), about 1 in 6 children under the age of 19 (18.3%) in the United States were living in families with incomes below the Federal Poverty Level. 


  • IPUMS-CPS, University of Minnesota, ipums.org. Current Population Survey, US Census Bureau.
  • Retrieved January 20, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.