Who are America's Poor Children?

Vanessa R. Wight, Michelle Chau, and Yumiko Aratani
February 9, 2010

There are 2.5 million more children living in poverty today than in 2000, an increase of 21 percent. The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) provides a demographic snapshot of the more than 13 million American children living in families with incomes below the poverty level.