Basic facts about low-income children

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Some interesting fact sheets now available from the National Center for Children in Poverty that highlight the challenges faced by children in poverty.

Of the 72 million children under 18 in America, 45 percent live in low-income or poor families; 43 percent of children in urban areas live in low-income families, and 52 percent of children in rural areas live in low-income families. NCCP’s annual set of fact sheets, which are based on the American Community Survey (ACS), describe the demographic, socio-economic, and geographic characteristics of children and their parents – highlighting the important factors that appear to distinguish low-income and poor children from their less disadvantaged counterparts.

Read the fact sheets:


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