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Key Terms

Household Survival Budget: The bare-minimum costs of basic necessities (housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and a smartphone plan).

ALICE Threshold: The average income needed to afford the Household Survival Budget. Households below the ALICE Threshold include both ALICE and poverty-level households.

ALICE: Households with income above the Federal Poverty Level but below the basic cost of living.

Poverty: Households earning below the Federal Poverty Level

Total Households: The number of households as reported by the American Community Survey.



We all know people who are ALICEAsset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICE households are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all.

In order to better understand this growing population, United For ALICE provides a framework, language, statistics, and tools that community stakeholders can use to inform policy and drive innovation. The Research Center is the hub of - a one-stop source for exploring the latest ALICE data, on a national scale down to the local level in our partner states. Use the tabs below to navigate the Research Center.


Explore the maps and content below to learn more about ALICE in the state. Hover over the map to reveal topline household data. By selecting one or multiple counties on the main state map, you can aggregate the data in different ways. Note: To ensure accuracy and confidentiality, county-level breakout groups (e.g., by age, race/ethnicity, and family status) with less than 50 households are not displayed. At the sub-county level, geographies (e.g., zipcode, place, and Congressional District) with fewer than 100 households are not displayed.

To submit a question to the research team, click here.