||Does the proportion of juveniles living in poverty vary by State?
||In 2018, the proportion of juveniles in poverty ranged from a low of 8.1% in New Hampshire and Utah to a high of 30.0% in Louisiana.
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- According to 2018 estimates, the proportion of juveniles (ages 0 to 17) in poverty (16.2%) was greater than the proportion of all persons in poverty (11.8%). And a greater of proportion of juveniles lived in poverty than persons ages 18 to 64 (10.7%) and persons over age 64 (9.7%).
- Nationally, 16.2% - more than 38 million - of youth under age 18 were living in poverty in 2018; the proportion of juveniles living in poverty exceeded the national average in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01403.asp?qaDate=2018.
Released on September 21, 2020.
Adapted from the U.S. Census Bureau, Microdata Access, CPS Annual Social and Economic (March) Supplement 201903. Available from https://data.census.gov/mdat/#/. Accessed on September 10, 2020.
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