KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 4, 2013
In 2011, 18 percent of all Colorado children under 18 (approximately 217,000 kids) lived in poverty, defined as an annual income of $23,000 for a family of four. Child poverty rates vary widely across the state, with Saguache County having the highest poverty rate of 42 percent and Douglas County with the lowest at 5 percent. Statewide, the number of children in poverty has more than doubled since 2000. To find child poverty rates for your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.