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Children Living Below Poverty Level

The percentage of people who are below poverty, and are under 18 years of age. People and families are classified as being in poverty if their income is less than their poverty threshold. If their income is less than half their poverty threshold, they are below 50% of poverty; less than the threshold itself, they are in poverty (below 100% of poverty); less than 1.25 times the threshold, below 125% of poverty, and so on. The greater the ratio of income to poverty, the more people fall under the category, because higher ratios include more people with higher incomes.

Measurement Period: 2011-2015
Value: 39.7

County

39.7

State

13.3

National

HP 2020

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  • 6.3
  • 23.3
  • 39.7

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2011-2015 39.7
    2010-2014 34.2
    2011-2013 42.8
    2009-2013 33.8
    2010-2012 28.1
    2008-2012 27.8
    2008-2010 18.5
    2006-2010 27
    2007-2009 24.9
    2005-2009 25
    2006-2008 30.3
    2005-2007 27.5
    1999 28.4192
    1989 17.7928
    1979 19.2573

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Somerset, MD; Northampton, NC; Perquimans, NC; Warren, NC; Meigs, OH; Hardin, TN; Johnson, TN; Aransas, TX; Camp, TX;

  • 39.7
    • 28.2
    • 40.2
    • 51.4
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 22 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 73 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age, Population Density

    All Peer Counties for Somerset

    Adair, KY; Clinton, KY; Hart, KY; Mason, KY; Russell, KY; Somerset, MD; Northampton, NC; Perquimans, NC; Warren, NC; Meigs, OH; Hardin, TN; Johnson, TN; Aransas, TX; Camp, TX; Lee, VA; Northampton, VA; Nottoway, VA; Prince Edward, VA; Barbour, WV; Lewis, WV; Taylor, WV; Upshur, WV; Wetzel, WV;

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