Data about Families, Kids, and Food

Great data available from the new US Census Household Pulse Surveys.


Based on responses collected December 29, 2021, through January 10, 2022, the Household Pulse Survey estimates that:

  • Childcare Disruptions (for kids 5 and under): Of adults living in homes with children under 5, 37.9% were in homes where children were unable to attend daycare/other childcare due to safety concerns in past 4 weeks

  • Food Assistance for children: Of adults living in households with children, 38.2% were in homes where children received food assistance in the past 7 days

  • Worked onsite at a workplace: 53.7% of adults lived in households where someone worked onsite at a workplace in the past 7 days

  • Unable to Pay Energy Bill: 21.5% of adults lived in households that were unable to pay an energy bill in full in the last 12 months

  • Child Tax Credit Spending: Of adults living in households that received a Child Tax Credit payment in the past 4 weeks, 78.7% either mostly spent it or used it to pay down debt

  • Children’s Telehealth: Of adults living in homes with children, 15.6% were in homes where children had an appointment with a doctor/nurse/other health professional by video or phone in the past 4 weeks

  • Household Telehealth: 20.1% of adults had an appointment with a doctor/nurse/other health professional by video or phone in the past 4 weeks

  • Food Scarcity: 10.2% of adults lived in homes where there was sometimes/often not enough to eat in the past 7 days

  • Housing Insecurity: 6.8% of adults aren’t current on rent/mortgage payment and have slight/no confidence in making the next payment on time

  • Eviction or Foreclosure: Of adults living in households not current on rent/mortgage, 35.5% report eviction or foreclosure in the next two months is somewhat/very likely

  • Difficulty with Household Expenses: 31.3% of adults live in households where it has been somewhat/very difficult to pay the usual household expenses in the past 7 days

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: The U.S. Census Bureau continues to ask about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) as part of the Household Pulse Survey (HPS). You can find more data and information here: https://www.census.gov/data/experimental-data-products/household-pulse-survey.html

Amazing interactive maps are HERE.