Poverty In Idaho

Total People Living in Poverty: 237,445 or 14.4%

Children (Under 18) Living in Poverty: 76, 266 or 17.7%

Total People living below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level: 526,735

14.1% of Idahoans are struggling against food hardship. 

Access by all members at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.” At a minimum, it includes “the ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods; and assured ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways without resorting to emergency food supplies, scavenging, stealing, or other coping strategies.
— Definition of Food Security by the USDA


  Food Insecurity Among Households

    Number of Households that are Food Insecure: 76,714 or 12.1%

    Number of Households that are Very Low Food  Secure: 27,262 or 4.3%