Poverty Status

Percentage of the Population Living in Poverty

San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties, San Francisco, California, and the United States

Share of Children Living in Poverty
2016
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties 10.2%
San Francisco 9.1%
California 19.9%
United States 19.5%
Poverty Status by Race/Ethnicity
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties | 2016
White 5.3%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 6.1%
Asian 7.9%
Hispanic or Latino 13.6%
Multiple and Other 14.1%
Black or African American 14.6%

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data for the percentage of the population living in poverty are from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-year estimates. Silicon Valley data include San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Data for the share of children living in poverty include the population under age 18. Following the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If the total income for a family or unrelated individual falls below the relevant poverty threshold (e.g., household income of $24,300 for a family of four in 2016 within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia), then the family (and every individual in it) or unrelated individual is considered in poverty. Multiple and Other includes Some Other Race Alone and Two or More Races. White is non-Hispanic or Latino.

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