Fact Sheets

A Snapshot of Children in Poverty 2014

Poverty & Family Economics

2014 did not see any improvement for children living in poverty – 21 percent, or 15.5 million children were living in poverty in 2014. Children continue to disproportionately experience poverty, for while they make up 23 percent of the total population, they comprise 33 percent of all people living in poverty. While child poverty trends vary around the country, no state had a child poverty rate below 12 percent in 2014. In order to reduce child poverty in the United States, we need to establish a target that sets the goal of cutting child poverty in half in ten years. Click here to learn more and take action.


Here’s a snapshot of children in poverty in 2014 (over 20%): http://bit.ly/1jw0jk4 v/ @First_Focus #InvestInKids
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