CBP: More Than One in Seven Californians — One-Third of Them Children — Lived in Poverty in 2013

Census Bureau data released earlier today show that the share of all Californians with incomes below the federal poverty line in 2013 remained significantly higher than in 2006, the year before the Great Recession began. More than 5.6 million Californians — over one in seven — had incomes below the poverty line in 2013. 

The new figures also show that nearly 2 million California children were living in poverty in 2013. The state’s child poverty rate — 20.3 percent — is down significantly from that in 2011 (24.3 percent). However, children still account for a disproportionate share of Californians living in poverty. 

 

Read the CBP’s analysis.

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