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

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

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 to get the specific results for that county.

Regions in spreadsheets (by year):

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

Regions in PDFs (by year):

  • 2009-latest available data: county

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

Note: A full explanation of the methodology that IECAM uses to create estimates can be found via the Data Releases & Methodology page.

Note: The data for the years 2005 through the most recent available (for all regions) can be found via the Tabular Data Search page.