Fast Fact – April 7, 2023

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 7, 2023

In 2021, 11.8% of children under 18 in Colorado (nearly 145,000 children) were living in poverty. Child poverty rates vary significantly across the state. Fewer than 3% of kids in Douglas County experienced poverty in 2021, compared to more than one-third of children in Saguache and Costilla counties. To see the child poverty rate in 2020 for your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 


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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit