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Children Under Age 18, by Poverty Status* and Nativity of Child and Parent(s),** 2008

Children under age 18, by poverty status and nativity of child and parents, 2008
Poverty status Percent of children
Native child and parent Native child, Foreign-born parent Foreign-born child and parent

*The U.S. Census Bureau poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,025 in 2008

**“Native parent” indicates that both of the child’s parents were U.S. citizens at birth, “foreign-born parent” indicates that one or both parents were born outside of the United States.

Source I.3: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey

<100% of poverty threshold 15.9 21.3 30.1
100-199% of poverty threshold 18.7 29.2 27.8
200% or more of poverty threshold 65.5 49.5 42.1

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