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Families in Poverty

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 2010, 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 9% and 16%.
  • The rate of poverty for families with three or four children has consistently decreased from 2010 (30%) to 2019 (8%), a 74% overall decrease.