Arkansas' Child Poverty Rate Among Highest in Nation


Arkansas' Child Poverty Rate Among Highest in Nation
(Arkansas Business)

The poverty rate last year for Arkansas children under the age of 18 stood at 22.4%, according to the American Community Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Nationwide, the child poverty rate was 16.9% in 2021.

The national poverty rate for all ages stood at 12.8% last year. In Arkansas, the rate for all ages was 16.3%