Special Report

Counties With the Lowest Child Poverty Rates

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5. Rooks County, Kansas
> Child poverty rate: 2.8%
> Median family income, households with children: $62,530 — 1,384th lowest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 9.1% — 269th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 6.5% — 318th lowest of 2,931 counties

4. Carver County, Minnesota
> Child poverty rate: 2.5%
> Median family income, households with children: $136,860 — 25th highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 3.9% — 36th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 6.2% — 261st lowest of 2,931 counties

3. Goochland County, Virginia
> Child poverty rate: 2.4%
> Median family income, households with children: $114,842 — 80th highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 11.3% — 456th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 4.7% — 83rd lowest of 2,931 counties

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2. Douglas County, Colorado
> Child poverty rate: 2.4%
> Median family income, households with children: $144,758 — 16th highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 2.1% — 9th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 5.1% — 119th lowest of 2,931 counties

1. Stanley County, South Dakota
> Child poverty rate: 0.0% reported
> Median family income, households with children: $94,234 — 216th highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 0.0% reported — the lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 5.3% — 136th lowest of 2,931 counties

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