Poverty In Idaho

Total People Living in Poverty: 245,551 or 15.1%

Children (Under 18) Living in Poverty: 75,634 or 17.%

Total People living below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level: 548,424

15.9% 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: 86,507 or 13.8%

    Number of Households that are Very Low Food   Secure: 31,727 or 5.1%