low-income/poverty data

Discussion created by ejdow on Jan 31, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2014 by ejdow
Does anyone have a good source for low-income/poverty data? Specifically, my organization uses the following definitions for poverty: a community in which at least 70% of children qualify for free or reduced-price lunch OR whose family's income is less than 185% of the poverty line for family income OR who lives in a census tract where at least 70% of families are below the poverty line.

I'd prefer to have block group level data, and not ACS data due to margin of error issues. I've used esri updated demographics in the past and would love to find something similar (I've checked with esri and they only provide ACS data on poverty). Can anyone recommend a free or paid source for a dataset?

Thanks in advance!