This interactive map shows 2011-2013 average poverty rates according to both the California Poverty Measure (CPM) and the official poverty measure. It also shows a representative CPM poverty threshold for each county: the dollar amount that signals poverty for a family of four that rents. In contrast to the official poverty measure, the CPM incorporates the state’s high—and variable—cost of living and the effect of social safety net programs. The CPM is a joint research effort between PPIC and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
: Data Set - California Poverty by County
: Poverty rates averaged across 2011-2013. Poverty thresholds are for a family of four that rents its place of residence. Estimates for some counties are not shown because of wide margins of error (calculated for a 99% confidence interval). Poverty rates for certain counties are calculated at the multi-county level because these counties are not individually identifiable in the data.