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Data Set: California Poverty by County

These data sets contain expanded tables of the data presented in California Poverty Rates by County, an interactive map. They contain poverty rates for all of California’s counties, calculated according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM) and the official poverty measure. They also provide the CPM margin of error, which is calculated for a 99% confidence interval. Finally, these data sets include a representative CPM poverty threshold for each county: the dollar amount that signals poverty for a family of four that rents its place of residence. The CPM rates are based on the authors’ calculations from the California samples of the American Community Survey, along with a number of other auxiliary data sources. The CPM is a joint research effort between PPIC and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. For more on the CPM, including methodological changes that affect comparability with prior estimates, see Bohn et al., The California Poverty Measure (PPIC, 2013) and Wimer et al., CPM 2012: Poverty Rates and Safety Net Impacts across the State (2015).

These data are associated with a number of PPIC reports, including
Geography of Child Poverty in California
Just the Facts: Poverty in California
Just the Facts: Child Poverty in California
Child Poverty and the Social Safety Net in California
The California Poverty Measure: A New Look at the Social Safety Net

The interactive tool Geography of Child Poverty in California highlights local variation in poverty and related factors among young children across the state.

Please contact Sarah Bohn at bohn@ppic.org for answers to any questions concerning these data.

California Poverty by County
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California Child Poverty by County
(16.1 KB, Excel)

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