University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Poverty: Children Living in Poverty Areas and Extreme Poverty Areas

About the data

Maps (by year) show poverty/extreme poverty areas in Illinois by census tract and township (2016 map includes county).

  • 2017 to latest available data: census tract, township
  • 2016: county, township

Spreadsheets (by year) include total population, population age 5 and under, number and percent of people living at below 50% and below 100% FPL, and poverty/extreme poverty area designations.

  • 2016 to latest available data: all geographies

Poverty areas: A poverty area is an area in which at least 20% of the population is living below 100% of the federal poverty level. An extreme poverty area is an area in which at least 40% of the population is living below 100% of the federal poverty level. Definition source: U.S. Census Bureau

Source of data: Calculation based on data from U.S. Census Bureau.

For data and maps earlier than 2017, contact IECAM.