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Families in Poverty over Time
Families with greater numbers of children are more likely to be in poverty
For all families, the number of children increases the likelihood of living in poverty.
- Since 2009, families with no children had a poverty rate between 2% and 5%.
- In the same timeframe, families with one or two children had a poverty rate between 8% and 16%.
- Families with three or four children had a poverty rate between 12% and 33%.