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Families in poverty by household type

Family Type With
Children
Without
Children
Married Couple 4.0% 2.3%
Male Householder, No Wife Present 11.5% 4.9%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 30.2% 6.8%

American Community Survey 2019 (Based on 2019 income)

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  • The presence of children is associated with higher poverty rates for families.
  • In 2019, the proportion of female-headed families with children living in poverty was 30.2%, considerably higher than the 6.8% of female-headed families without children present.

Data source:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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