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Resources by Topic: Poverty

What Can You Learn About Counties from the American Community Survey?
Interactive mapping system that highlights and provides access to county-level data on key topics from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, including poverty rates, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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2014-2018 Poverty Rate in the United States by County
Interactive map showing county-level poverty rates, based on the 2014-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get poverty data by age range for those under 18 years old, 18-64, and 65 or older.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Childhood Poverty, 2007 - 2018
Animated map series showing child poverty rates at the school district level from 2007 to 2018.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Poverty Rate of the Population Under 18 by County: 2018
Map of the United States displaying the poverty rate for citizens under 18 by county using estimated data produced by statistical model-based methods using sample survey, decennial census, and other administrative data sources from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Rural America at a Glance, 2019 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America, with a focus on trends impacting rural areas after the end of the 2009 recession. Includes data on population, employment and labor force participation, poverty, and income.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Transforming Persistent Poverty in America: How Community Development Financial Institutions Drive Economic Opportunity
Report discusses the role community development financial institutions play in rural communities. Highlights economic and social barriers in rural counties, such as unemployment, lack of financial institutions, inadequate housing, structural inequality, and lack of access to healthcare, among others.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Partners for Rural Transformation
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Poverty Rates in 2017 Were Highest for Children, Particularly Among Those Living in Rural Areas
Bar chart showing rural and urban poverty rates by age group. Includes data for children under 5 years, all children under 18 years of age, working age adults (18-64 years), and seniors (65 and older).
Date: 11/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Maternal Health Begins Where Moms Live, Learn, and Work
Discusses the social and healthcare influences, particularly in rural areas, on maternal health and its effect on maternal mortality. Compares rural county and urban county data for Arizona state Medicaid coverage, amount of prenatal care received and when it was received, and the poverty rate.
Author(s): Koch, B., Brady, B., Coates, S., et al.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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LGBT Poverty in the United States: A Study of Differences Between Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Groups
First in a series of reports examining the poverty rates and economic disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, this report provides estimates and compares the number of LGBT and cisgender people living in poverty in rural and urban communities. Poverty rates are further identified by sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), race, ethnicity, and by state. Discusses the effect of disability status, education level, health, marital status, and employment status on poverty rates.
Author(s): M. V. Lee Badgett, Soon Kyu Choi, Bianca D.M. Wilson
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UCLA School of Law, Williams Institute
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2018
Provides estimates of poverty for the official poverty measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account government programs that support low-income families. Tables A-1, A-2, and A-8 provide data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Liana Fox
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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