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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Poverty
Q: Does the proportion of juveniles living in poverty vary by State?
A: 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.
Proportion of persons living in poverty by State, 2010

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  • 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: [http://www.census.gov/cps/data/cpstablecreator.html].

 

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