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Poverty: children < 18 years (percent)
Maryland - Allegany

Measurement Period: 2013

County

24.7%

State

National

21.7%

HP 2020

  • 6.7
  • 22.7
  • 38.1
Percent of children under 18 years of age living in poverty

Numerator

Civilian non-institutionalized children under age 18 living in poverty

Population

Civilian non-institutionalized children under age 18

Caveats and Limitations

Starting in 2009, estimates of poverty for ages 5-17 for the District of Columbia (DC) are obtained from the county model, instead of the state model. For poverty of the other age groups and for median household income, estimates for DC are still obtained from the state model.

2013 - Dimensions

  • Total

    24.7%
    19.4%
    30.0%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    24.7%
      Low: 6.7             High: 38.1

Historical Data

  • Dimension201320122011201020092008
    Total24.7%
    19.4% / 30.0%
    25.6%
    20.6% / 30.6%
    25.1%
    19.3% / 30.9%
    23.9%
    18.7% / 29.1%
    22.4%
    17.6% / 27.2%
    19.0%
    15.0% / 23.0%
  • DSU - Data statistically unreliable.

Methodology

  • Following the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Statistical Policy Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold, then that family and every individual in it is considered in poverty. The official poverty thresholds do not vary geographically, but they are updated for inflation using Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). The official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps).
  • The SAIPE program controls state estimates of the number of people in poverty so that their total across states agrees with the direct American Community Survey national estimate.
  • Confidence intervals provided for this indicator are 90% intervals.

Data Source(s)

  • Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

    Description The U.S. Census Bureau, with support from other Federal agencies, created the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program to provide more current estimates of selected income and poverty statistics than those from the most recent decennial census.

    MethodologyEstimates are created for school districts, counties, and states.


 
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