Information On Poverty And Income Statistics: A Summary of 2014 Current Population Survey Data. Poverty Rate of Children under 18

09/16/2014

 

Poverty Rate of Children under 18 2000-2013

CHILD POVERTY – ALL CHILDREN

  • For calendar year 2013 the percentage of children (persons under 18) in poverty was 19.9 percent.
  • This rate is a decrease from 21.8 percent in 2012.
  • The total number of children in poverty in 2013 was 14.7 million, a decrease from 16.1 million in 2012.
  • The child poverty rate in 2013 was 3.7 percentage points higher than in 2000.

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