Fast Fact – July 16, 2021
In 2019, 11.2 percent of children under 18 in Colorado (about 139,000 children) were living in poverty. Colorado’s child poverty rate has fallen consistently since 2012, yet there are still too many children and families struggling to make ends meet. In 2019, Douglas, Broomfield and Pitkin counties saw less than 6 percent of children in poverty, while Otero, Huerfano, Saguache and Costilla saw more than one third of children in poverty. Because of policies that have created and maintained inequitable opportunity, Colorado’s children of color are significantly more likely to be impacted by poverty than their white peers. To see historical child poverty rates for the state and specific counties, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.