The Condition of Education 2014

Population Characteristics

Children Living in Poverty

In 2012, approximately 21 percent of school-age children in the United States were in families living in poverty. The percentage of school-age children living in poverty ranged across the United States from 11 percent in North Dakota to 32 percent in Mississippi.

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Percentage of 5- to 17-year-olds in families living in poverty, by state: 2012

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2012.