Tag Archives: Child Poverty

Colorado Child Poverty Rate Declines for Second Year

The child poverty rate in Colorado declined to 15.4 percent in 2014, the first time the state has seen a back-to-back decline since the annual measure began in 2000. The rate declined from 16.9 percent in 2013, making Colorado one …

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Fast Fact – Jan. 16, 2015

In 2013, 17 percent of children under 18 in Colorado were living in poverty, defined as an annual income no more than $23,550 for a family of four. Between 2012 and 2013, the percent of children living in poverty in …

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New County-Level Child Poverty Estimates Released

Data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that child poverty rates declined in many counties across the state in 2013, mirroring the statewide decline in child poverty reported earlier this year.  In 2013, Colorado saw its first …

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CPR Explores Child Poverty in Colorado

Colorado Public Radio aired a story this week that illustrates poverty from a child’s perspective. The article highlights the fears, stresses, hopes and dreams of three Colorado kids living in poverty. The children interviewed speak openly about their experiences and …

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Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure Finds Public Programs Kept Millions of U.S. Children Out of Poverty in 2013

Public benefits kept more than 8 million American children out of poverty in 2013, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report uses an experimental poverty measure called the Supplemental Poverty Measure, or SPM, …

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Colorado’s Child Poverty Rate Declines for the First Time Since 2008; Small Decline in Uninsured Children

The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual release of American Community Survey data on Thursday held some positive news for Colorado kids and child advocates. Colorado’s child poverty rate fell to 16.9 percent in 2013 from 18.5 percent in 2012. Colorado saw …

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Fast Fact – Aug. 28, 2014

In 2012, 17 percent of all school-aged children in Colorado (ages 5 to 17) were living in poverty—defined as about $23,000 in annual income for a family of four. Moffat 2 School District in Saguache County had the highest percent …

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Newly Released Census Data Show Colorado’s High Rate of Child Poverty Persists, but Continued Progress on Getting Kids Insured

Colorado’s child poverty rate was higher in 2012 than during the worst years of the Great Recession, according to data from the American Community Survey released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new data show that in 2012, 18 …

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National KIDS COUNT Data Book Ranks Colorado 21st in Child Well-Being

Colorado moved up one spot to 21st among states in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released earlier this week. The report shows that while Colorado made gains in child health and education, the economic well-being …

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Women’s Foundation of Colorado Examines the Well-Being of Women and Girls in New Report

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, in partnership with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, released the 2013 Status of Women and Girls in Colorado report this week that analyzes the well-being of women and girls across the state. It includes a …

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