Quick: How Many American Kids Are Living in Poverty?
In 2007 if you answered about 13 million, you would have been close to the actual figure ... enough to fill about 200 football stadiums seating more than 65,000 youngsters each. However, according a new report by the Census Bureau (2010), the latest kids-in-poverty figure is 16.4 milllion children younger than 18, or 22 percent of the population in that age group (in 2007 it was 18%). The U.S. Census Bureau annually presents estimates of median household income, poverty, and health insurance coverage by state and other smaller geographic units based on data collected in the American Community Survey. For the complete Census Bureaus' report go to http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-239.pdf