Persistent Poverty Dynamics: Understanding Poverty Trends Over 50 Years
Reports on high-poverty counties, with a poverty rate of 20% or more, based on data from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, compared to 1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000 Census data. Includes comparison of rural (micropolitan and noncore) counties and metropolitan counties. Identifies counties with persistent and intermittent high poverty, as well as newly high poverty counties.
Kathleen Miller, Bruce Weber
Rural Policy Research Institute
County-by-county data · Poverty · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data