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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 50% of the Poverty Level
  • 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 162% 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: IECAM demographers prepared estimates of population based on Census Bureau estimates for the following programs or surveys:

  • Population Estimates Program v2012
  • American Community Survey 1-year
  • American Community Survey 3-year
  • American Community Survey 5-year

These data are available for the following geographic areas: state, county, township, municipality, IL state senate district, IL state house district, US Congressional district, Elementary School District, Unit School District, Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA), Chicago Community Area, and by ISBE region and IDHS region, which are sums of counties.

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: 2012

Web Resources: Poverty