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Poverty level numbers are provided for:

  • Number of Related Children 5 and under 5 who are living in families with income below 100% of the Poverty Level
  • Number of Related Children 5 and under 5 who are living in families with income below 130% of the Poverty Level
  • Number of Related Children 5 and under 5 who are living in families with income below 185% of the Poverty Level
  • Number of Related Children 5 and under 5 who are living in families with income below 200% of the Poverty Level
  • Number of Related Children 5 and under 5 who are living in families with income below 400% of the Poverty Level

Source of data: for 1 (100%) and 3 (185%):

  • For 2000 decennial census: U. S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Summary File 4 (SF 4) – Sample Data. PCT144. AGE BY RATIO OF INCOME IN 1999 TO POVERTY LEVEL [144] – Universe: Population
  • For 2009 estimates: Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, IECAM demographers prepared estimates of the number of children living below 100% and 185% of FPL for years after the decennial census (i.e., years later than 2000). These data are available for the following geographic areas: state, county, township, municipality, IL state senate district, IL state house district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, and IDHS region.

Source of data: for 2 (130%):

  • For 2000 decennial census: American Community Survey, table B17002. RATIO OF INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS TO POVERTY LEVEL – Universe: POPULATION FOR WHOM POVERTY STATUS IS DETERMINED
    • Census 2000, table P88. RATIO OF INCOME IN 1999 TO POVERTY LEVEL [10] – Universe: Population for whom poverty status is determined
    • Census 2000, table PCT50. AGE BY RATIO OF INCOME IN 1999 TO POVERTY LEVEL [144] – Universe: Population for whom poverty status is determined
  • For 2009 estimates: Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, IECAM demographers prepared estimates of the number of children living below 130% of FPL for years after the decennial census (i.e., years later than 2000). These data are available for the following geographic areas: state, county, township, municipality, IL state senate district, IL state house district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, and IDHS region.

Source of data: for 4 (200%):

  • For 2000 decennial census: American Community Survey, table B17002. RATIO OF INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS TO POVERTY LEVEL – Universe: POPULATION FOR WHOM POVERTY STATUS IS DETERMINED
    • Census 2000, table P88. RATIO OF INCOME IN 1999 TO POVERTY LEVEL [10] – Universe: Population for whom poverty status is determined
    • Census 2000, table PCT50. AGE BY RATIO OF INCOME IN 1999 TO POVERTY LEVEL [144] – Universe: Population for whom poverty status is determined
  • For 2009 estimates: Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, IECAM demographers prepared estimates of the number of children living below 200% of FPL for years after the decennial census (i.e., years later than 2000). These data are available for the following geographic areas: state, county, township, municipality, IL state senate district, IL state house district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, and IDHS region.

Note: Poverty levels

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If a family’s total income is less than the family’s threshold, then that family and every individual in it is considered to be in poverty. The poverty thresholds are used for statistical purposes.

The poverty guidelines are another version of the federal poverty measure. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues the poverty guidelines each year in the Federal Register. The poverty guidelines are used for administrative purposes, for instance, for determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs.

Date of data: 2009.

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