School District Population & Poverty -- 2022
-- examining districts where children might be more challenged
to achieve higher levels of educational attainment
December 2023. In 2022, 12.6% of the United States population 325,521,470 for whom poverty status was determined or 40,951,625 were in poverty. Among the school districts with total population 5,000 or more (8,127), there were 4,227 districts with a percent grade relevant school age children with a poverty rate above 12.6%. Use the interactive table below to view, sort, rank, query U.S. national scope school district 2022 population and income characteristics.
Percent Grade Relevant Children in Poverty by School District, 2022
The yellow interval, 12-13%, corresponds to the U.S. national poverty rate. Blue and green patterns are below national rate; salmon and red color patterns are above the national rate -- areas where children might be more challenged to achieve better levels of education and higher levels of educational attainment.
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The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program provides annual estimates of income and poverty statistics for all school districts, counties, and states. The main objective of this program is to provide estimates of income and poverty for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions. In addition to these federal programs, state and local programs use the income and poverty estimates for distributing funds and managing programs.
An important feature of these estimates is that they provide and alternative current estimate of median household income ($MHI) for all counties. These data are the only Federal source of current year median household income for all counties.
The SAIPE program produces the following county and state estimates:
total number of people in poverty
number of children under age 5 in poverty (for states only)
number of related children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty
number of children under age 18 in poverty
median household income
In order to implement provisions under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended, the SAIPE data also include data for each school district:
number of children ages 5 to 17
number of grade relevant related children ages 5 to 17 in households in poverty
Related Sections .. the School District Community .. interactive tables
Children's Demographics by school district
School District Enrollment & Administrative Characteristics
School District 2022 Demographic Estimates Interactive Table .. goto top
SAIPE 2022 year model based
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The school districts for which estimates are available are those identified in the 2023 school district mapping survey, which asked about all school districts as of January 1, 2023 and used school district boundaries for the 2022-2023 school year. The 2022 estimates are consistent with the population controls and income concepts used in the 2022 American Community Survey single-year estimates.
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