The U.S. Census Bureau, with support from other Federal agencies, created the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program to provide more current estimates of selected income and poverty statistics than the most recent decennial census. Please visit the Census Bureau's SAIPE website for more information about the data.
The estimates provided here are only for school districts identified in the U.S. Census Bureau's school district mapping project. This project's survey asks each state's department of education for a list of all schools districts and their boundaries. The school district boundary update is conducted biennially and identifies school districts that are eligible for Title I funding under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The population and poverty estimates for each estimate-year are produced for all school districts identified in the most recent boundary update.
This Excel spreadsheet contains tabulations of the estimated population in the poverty universe used as denominators in poverty rate calculations.
For more information about the data used in producing the SAIPE estimates, please visit the Census Bureau's SAIPE Model Input Data page.