Facts and Figures About Poverty and Rural Children

Last Updated: September 24, 2014

This article appeared in the September 2014 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: What percentage of rural American children live in poverty?

Answer: 26.2%.

Source: Mattingly, Marybeth; Carson, Jessica A.; and Schaefer, Andrew, "Cause for Optimism? Child Poverty Declines for the First Time Since Before the Great Recession" (2014). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 221. http://scholars.unh.edu/carsey/221

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