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ECON1.C Supplemental poverty measure: Percentage of children ages 0–17 living in poverty by race and Hispanic origin and type of poverty measure, 2016

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Characteristic Official poverty measure Supplemental poverty measure
Total 18.0 15.2
Race and Hispanic origina
White, Non-Hispanic 10.8 8.7
Black, Non-Hispanic 30.9 24.4
Asian, Non-Hispanic 10.6 12.2
Hispanic (of any race) 26.6 24.0
a The term "White, non-Hispanic" is used to refer to people who reported being White and no other race and who are not Hispanic. The term "Black, non-Hispanic" is used to refer to people who reported being Black or African American and no other race and who are not Hispanic, and the term"Asian, non-Hispanic" is used to refer to people who reported only Asian as their race and who are not Hispanic. The use of single-race populations in this table does not imply that this is the preferred method of presenting or analyzing data. The U.S. Census Bureau uses a variety of approaches. From 1980 to 2002, following the 1977 U.S. Office of Management and Budget standards for collecting and presenting data on race, the Current Population Survey (CPS) asked respondents to choose one race from the following: White, Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander. An "Other" category was also offered. Beginning in 2003, the CPS allowed respondents to select one or more race categories. People who reported only one race are referred to as the race-alone population. Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
NOTE: These data refer to the civilian noninstitutionalized population. For more information about the supplemental poverty measure, see Fox, L., The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2016, Current Population Reports, P60-261, U.S. Census Bureau, September 2017, available at https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p60-261.pdf
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement.