Percentage of the Population Living in Poverty
San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties, San Francisco, California, and the United States
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 (ACS) 1-Year Estimates; 2020 data are from the 2020 1-Year Public Use Microdata (PUMS) with experimental weights. Silicon Valley includes San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. 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 $26,500 for a family of four in 2021 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, Two or More Races, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (Santa Mateo County only), and American Indian and Alaska Native alone (Santa Clara County only). White is not-Hispanic or Latino. Asian ancestries are not mutually exclusive (i.e., a person of mixed-ancestries would be counted in both/all).
*2020 estimate from 1-year American Community Survey microdata with experimental weights.
Multiple and Other includes Some Other Race Alone, Two or More Races, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (Santa Mateo County only), and American Indian and Alaska Native alone (Santa Clara County only). White is not-Hispanic or Latino. Asian ancestries are not mutually exclusive.
Resources for Relevant Data and Reports (show)
- California Department of Education, Free/Reduced Price Meals
- California Department of Social Services
- CalWORKS Data Files
- Feeding America
- kidsdata.org (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health)
- MTC Vital Signs
- Pew Research Center
- Phoenix MI
- Public Policy Institute of California, Data Depot
- U.S. Census Bureau
- Urban Institute Debt in America
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis