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Child Food Insecurity (Kids Count data center)

Number and percentage of children estimated to be food insecure. A child (under 18 years old) is defined as being food insecure if he or she lives in a household having difficult meeting basic food needs, as defined by the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. Data Source: Feeding America analysis of Current Population Survey data on food-insecure households and American Community survey data on household income, unemployment, poverty, homeownership, race and ethnicity. State totals do not reflect the sum of all counties in Texas. State totals are aggregated from congressional district data.

  • Tarrant
  • Measurement Period: 2018
  • HP2030 Baseline Year: 2018
  • HP2030 Baseline: 11.1%
  • HP2030 Target: 6.0%
Child Food Insecurity (Kids Count data center)
19.8%
TX VALUE
(21.6%)
TREND
HP2030
(6%)
RANGE: 12.2%<39.7%

Understanding the color Range

Each Health Indicator includes five-color range indexes. The color range index compares all counties in the state that have the same indicator in the same timeframe. It then calculates where the selected county falls in that range and displays the color that best reflects how the county is doing in comparison to the other counties in the filtered group. The range displays the highest and lowest county values within the state that have the same indicator for the same measurement period.

Current county values will be compared to State and National values if they are available.

Green and red arrows indicate that the county value is better or worse than the state or national value. The arrows will change directions and colors based on which end of the range is positive.
This icon simply means that the county value is equal to the state or national value.
Some indicators display blue, which means the data is not meant for health-status comparison, but is intended simply to provide information.
If history data is available the trend icon will point up or down based on its relationship to the last county value.
History
Dimensions 2018
Dimension Low Value High Number of Counties Compared
Interventions
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Source
Texas KIDS COUNT at the Center for Public Policy Priorities