Children's family income distribution provides a broader picture of children's economic circumstances.
NOTE: The graph shows income categories derived from the ratio of a family's income to the family's poverty threshold. In 2011, the poverty threshold for a family of four with two children was $22,811. For example, a family of four with two children would be living below 50 percent of the poverty threshold if their income was less than $11,406 (50 percent of $22,811). If the same family's income was at least $22,811 but less than $45,622 the family would be living at 100–199 percent of the poverty threshold.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
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