Statistics and Resources

Get the latest research and data on child poverty in California and beyond.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account the cost of living and the impact of public benefits, in 2012:

  • 26.6% of California children were poor
  • 35.2% of African-American children in California were poor
  • 37.8% of Latino children in California were poor
  • 17.5% of Asian/Pacific Islanders in California were poor
  • 10.1% of White children in California were poor

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s standard poverty measure, in 2013— 886,219 (9.8%) California children lived in deep poverty—below half of the poverty line

For local data on child poverty in California, visit kidsdata.org.