Fast Fact – April 16, 2021
Between 2015 and 2019, nearly 66,000 Colorado children lived in extreme poverty. For a family of four, this meant struggling to make ends meet on an annual income of $12,875 or less. Decades of research have established that experiencing poverty can impact child well-being in many ways, including having negative effects on a child’s mental, physical and behavioral health, as well as their academic achievement. To find the share of all children living in extreme poverty in your community, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.