University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Poverty Levels: Children Age 5 and Under by Federal Poverty Level

Our interactive map lets users view the data by year and either number or percentage of children by a selected federal poverty level (FPL). Users also can hover their cursor over individual counties or Chicago Community Areas (CCAs) to get the specific results for that county or CCA.

Federal poverty levels shown are 50%, 100%, 130%, 185%, 200%, and 400%.

About the data

Source of data: IECAM, based on several estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data for the years 2005 through the most recent available (for all regions) can be found on the online database.

Note: Because of pandemic-related disruptions to data collection in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau has alerted American Community Survey (ACS) data users to expect somewhat larger margins of error in the 2016-2020 5-year estimates than in previous 5-year releases.

A full explanation of the methodology that IECAM uses to create these estimates can be found on the Methodology page.