Fast Fact – April 9, 2021

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 9, 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.

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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