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Resources by Topic: Poverty

Rural Poverty Is Regionally Concentrated, and Expanded since the Great Recession to 71 New High-poverty Counties
Map showing rural counties with persistent and high poverty from 1980-2015. Identifies rural counties with persistent poverty from 1980-2011 and those with new high poverty for the 2012-2015 period.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Health Care Perceptions of Low-income Coloradans
Discusses the results from a 2016 survey regarding perceptions of healthcare available to low-income residents in Colorado. Includes issues briefs analyzing data for rural Coloradans and low-income Coloradans of color.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE): 2016
Highlights from the 2016 SAIPE, which provides single-year median household income and poverty statistics. Includes many county-level maps showing income and poverty rates in 2016 and changes from 2007 to 2016. Figure 8 lists poverty data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Additional links: SAIPE Data Tables and Visualizations
Author(s): Carolyn Gann, Lauren Bowers, James Mouser, Jasen Taciak
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Concentrated Poverty Increased in Both Rural and Urban Areas Since 2000, Reversing Declines in the 1990s
Reports on trends in poverty rates between the 2000 Decennial Census and 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Examines spatially concentrated poverty, with a map showing county-level poverty rates for nonmetropolitan counties. Compares metropolitan and nonmetropolitan poverty rates by race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Brian C. Thiede, Hyojung Kim, Matthew Valasik
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Preventable Tooth Loss in Hawai'i: The Role of Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes, and Dental Visits
Results of a study examining association of tooth loss with health risk, dental care access, and sociodemographic factors including income level in 13,371 adults from 4 racial and ethnic groups in Hawaii. Features demographic statistics including breakdowns by residence in a city center, outside a city center, or a nonmetropolitan area.
Author(s): Mikako Deguchi, Marjorie K. Leimomi Mala Mau, James Davis, Richard Niederman
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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Rural America at a Glance, 2017 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America. Includes statistics and data on trends in employment, infrastructure, population, poverty, and income.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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National Disability Policy: A Progress Report
Reports on the state of disability policy in key areas, examining the intersection between disability and poverty. Focuses on education, employment, financial assistance and incentives, healthcare, long-term services and supports, transportation, and housing, as factors enhancing economic independence among people with disabilities. Includes sections on barriers related to finding transportation and appropriate housing in rural areas.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council on Disability
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Related Child Poverty by Family Type and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro related child poverty rates for married couples, male-headed households without a spouse, and female-headed households without a spouse. Related children are children under 18 years of age related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Poverty Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty levels for whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Child Poverty by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro child poverty levels for whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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