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

  • 2017-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 <50% and <100% FPL, and poverty/extreme poverty area designation.

  • 2016-latest available data: all geographies

Poverty areas: 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. Definition source: U.S. Census Bureau

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2016 Static MapCounties, Townships in Illinois in 2016 that are poverty areas2.7M

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2016 SpreadsheetNumber of children living in poverty areas and extreme poverty areas1.3M

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2017 SpreadsheetPopulation of children age 5 and under w/poverty areas815.6k

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2018 Static MapTownships in Illinois in 2018 that are poverty areas594.4k

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2018 Static MapCensus tracts in Illinois in 2018 that are poverty areas482.3k

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2017 Static MapTownships in Illinois in 2017 that are poverty areas597.7k

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2017 Static MapCensus tracts in Illinois in 2018 that are poverty areas470.6k

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2018 SpreadsheetPopulation of children age 5 and under w/poverty areas839.7k

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

Note: For data and maps earlier than 2016, contact IECAM.