The median household income in North Carolina is $46,291 per year.
An estimated 14.5 percent of American households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2012, according to the USDA. In North Carolina, 25% of children live in households that were food insecure at some point during the year 2012.
In the United States 45 percent of children under 18 – 32.4 million – live in low-income families.
In the United States 49 percent of children under 3 – 5.6 million – live in low-income families.
Families and children are defined as low-income if the family income is less than twice the federal poverty threshold.