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||Does the proportion of juveniles living in poverty vary by State?
||In 2010, the proportion of juveniles in poverty ranged from a low of 6% in New Hampshire to a high of 35% in the Mississippi.
- According to 2010 estimates, the proportion of juveniles (ages 0 to 17) in poverty (22.0%) was greater than the proportion of all persons in poverty (15.1%).
- In 2010, 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: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01403.asp?qaDate=2010.
Released on December 17, 2012.
Adapted from the U.S. Bureau of the Census'. Current Population Survey
(CPS) Table Creator. Retrieved on September 13, 2012 from:
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