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Children Living Below Poverty Level

This indicator shows the percentage of people under the age of 18 who are living below the federal poverty level.

Children Living Below Poverty Level

21.9
28.5
Comparison: U.S. Counties 

19.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2008-2012

County: Douglas

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Categories: Economy / Poverty
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 3,141 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014
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Why is this important?

Family income has been shown to affect a child's well-being in numerous studies. Compared to their peers, children in poverty are more likely to have physical health problems like low birth weight or lead poisoning, and are also more likely to have behavioral and emotional problems. Children in poverty also tend to exhibit cognitive difficulties, as shown in achievement test scores, and are less likely to complete basic education.

Children Living Below Poverty Level : Time Series

2005-2009: 17.6 2006-2010: 17.6 2007-2011: 18.3 2008-2012: 19.1

percent

Children Living Below Poverty Level by Age

<6: 21.4 6-11: 18.4 12-17: 17.3 Overall: 19.1

percent

Children Living Below Poverty Level by Gender

Female: 19.6 Male: 18.7 Overall: 19.1

percent

Children Living Below Poverty Level by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 48.5 Asian: 20.2 Black or African American: 44.9 Hispanic or Latino: 33.2 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 28.3 Other: 39.9 Two or more races: 28.7 White, non-Hispanic: 8.0 Overall: 19.1

percent

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Children Living Below Poverty Level

Comparison: Prior Value 

19.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2008-2012

County: Douglas

View All Location Types

Categories: Economy / Poverty
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Why is this important?

Family income has been shown to affect a child's well-being in numerous studies. Compared to their peers, children in poverty are more likely to have physical health problems like low birth weight or lead poisoning, and are also more likely to have behavioral and emotional problems. Children in poverty also tend to exhibit cognitive difficulties, as shown in achievement test scores, and are less likely to complete basic education.

Children Living Below Poverty Level : Time Series

2005-2009: 17.6 2006-2010: 17.6 2007-2011: 18.3 2008-2012: 19.1

percent

Children Living Below Poverty Level by Age

<6: 21.4 6-11: 18.4 12-17: 17.3 Overall: 19.1

percent

Children Living Below Poverty Level by Gender

Female: 19.6 Male: 18.7 Overall: 19.1

percent

Children Living Below Poverty Level by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 48.5 Asian: 20.2 Black or African American: 44.9 Hispanic or Latino: 33.2 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 28.3 Other: 39.9 Two or more races: 28.7 White, non-Hispanic: 8.0 Overall: 19.1

percent

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