The following tables and graphs look at the number and percentage of children by comparing their families’ incomes to the poverty level. The data are from a U.S. Census Bureau program called the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is an ongoing, nation-wide survey conducted every month. Each year approximately 1 in 40 persons are sampled. During the past 5 years in Nebraska, there has been an average of about 40,000 persons interviewed per year.
While this annual number of interviews is adequate for state-level summaries, for smaller levels of geography like counties and legislative districts, only 5-year data are available for analysis. The estimates contained in this report are based on the both the single-year 2011 ACS and the 5-year 2007-2011 ACS. The 5-year estimates are period estimates. They represent the characteristics of the population over the specific data collection period.
(CPAR), Center for Public Affairs Research, "Ratio of Income to Poverty Level for Children under 18 Years as a Percentage of the Population for Whom Poverty Is Determined for Nebraska Legislative Districts from the American Community Survey" (2013). Publications since 2000. 456.