Districts with most school-age children living in poverty

April 10, 2018
2016 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau identify the large urban school systems with the greatest numbers of children aged 5 to 17 living in poverty.

More than 328,000 New York City children aged 5 to 17 years old were in families living in poverty in 2016, U.S. Census Bureau statistics show.

Large, urban districts make up the list of the 10 school systems with the greatest numbers of school-age children living in poverty.

The Census Bureau says it compiles the data as part of its Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program program, which helps the federal government administer federal programs and allocate funds to local jurisdictions.

Of the 10 districts with the most school-age children living in poverty, the percentage ranges from about 16.5 percent (48,843 of 295,468) in Broward County, Fla. to more than 46 percent (57,539 of 124,278) in Detroit.

Here is the list of the 10 districts with the greatest numbers of children aged 5 to 17 years old living in poverty in 2016.

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