More Children in Immigrant Families in Poverty

Posted January 17, 2013, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Between 2008 and 2011, the percentage of children in immigrant families living without securely employed parents increased from 24% to 30%. During the same period, the median annual income for these families decreased by $4,000. As a result, the percentage of children in immigrant families living in households in poverty increased from 23% during this time. In 2011, 1 in 4 of these children lived in poverty.

See the Poverty and Employment and Income sections of the KIDS COUNT Data Center to access data on children in immigrant families for the nation, states and 50 largest cities: