Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More California Children Live in Poverty

CBP report on Children living in poverty.

Census Bureau data released today show that the share of Californians with incomes below the federal poverty line rose in 2010 for the fourth straight year. The state’s 2010 poverty rate rose to 16.3 percent, the highest rate since 1997 (Figure 1). More than 6 million Californians – nearly one out of six – had incomes below the federal poverty line. In addition, 2.2 million of the state's children – nearly one out of four – were living in poverty in 2010 (Figure 2).  Read the report.

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