Child Poverty

While child poverty has declined in New Hampshire since its high in 2012, it is still nearly double the rate it was in 2000.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In calendar year 2015, a family of two adults and two children fell in the “poverty” category if their annual income fell below $24,036. Data on poverty thresholds for other family structures can be accessed at U.S. Census Bureau, Poverty Thresholds.

Data source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, 2001 Supplementary Survey, 2002 through 2015 American Community Survey. These data were derived from American Fact Finder table B17001 (factfinder2.census.gov/). Accessed at Kids Count Data Center.