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|
|Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties||12%||9%||9%|
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 $24,250 for a family of four in 2015 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.
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Resources for Relevant Data and Reports (show)
- California Department of Education, Free/Reduced Price Meals
- CalWORKS Data Files
- Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy
- kidsdata.org (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health)
- Pew Research Center
- Public Policy Institute of California, Data Depot
- U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis