About this page Child and Family Characteristics are gathered from several data sources; are presented in several formats; and are associated with several geographic regions. Many, but not all, of the variables represent family characteristics for children’s growth and learning. The data are organized into domains.

The variable on this page belongs to the following domain: Demographics

A poverty area is an area in which less than 20% of the population is living below 100% of the federal poverty level. An extreme poverty area is an area in which less than 40% of the population is living below 100% of the federal poverty level.

Regions in spreadsheets (by year):

  • 2009, 2011-latest available data: all
  • 2010: state, county township, municipality

Regions in PDFs (by year):

  • 2011-latest available data: county, township

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

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