Child Poverty Population Estimates Index

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These tables are designed to provide an estimate of the population of children (ages 0-17) living in poverty for California and its 58 counties by race/ethnicity. To derive these estimates, 5-year poverty figures from the American Community Survey (ACS) are applied to California Department of Finance Population projections. Although the process utilizes the best available data for this purpose, there are limitations associated with this methodology. First, the ACS data are based on a sample and are subject to both sampling and non-sampling variability. Second, multiyear ACS estimates do not provide data regarding specific years, rather only average values over a specific period of time. Therefore, the estimates do not capture changes in the actual proportions of children in poverty within a specific race/ethnicity group over time. Rather, they represent what would be expected proportionally given changes in the total size of a population of a specific race/ethnic group.
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