Poverty Status

Poverty Status by Age

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties | 2019

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey


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 for which poverty status is determined. 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 $25,750 for a family of four in 2019 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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