The Federal Poverty Level is a guideline used to determine eligibility for programs and services. In 2018, the poverty level for a family of four was $25,100. Since 2012, Vermont’s families with young children have seen a reduction in poverty, but some types of families continue to experience higher rates of poverty. Single mothers with children under 5 experience poverty at three times the rate of other families [1].

Additional information, including age and regional breakdowns can be found in the regularly updated report on Children by age group living in households with incomes at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Return to the Table of Contents for the 2019 How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families? report.

1. U.S. Census Bureau. (2018). Table DP03: Selected economic characteristics (Vermont), 2017. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.