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Resources by Topic: Poverty

Poverty Rates/Median Household Income in the United States by County Type: 2013-2017
Bar charts showing poverty rates and median household income for all counties, mostly urban counties, mostly rural counties, and completely rural counties.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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County Poverty Rate for the United States: 2013-2017
National map showing county-level poverty rates.
Additional links: Completely Rural Counties, Mostly Rural Counties, Mostly Urban Counties
Date: 12/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2017
Highlights from the 2017 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), which provides single-year median household income and poverty statistics. Includes county-level maps showing income and poverty rates in 2017, changes from 2016 to 2017, and changes from 2007 to 2017.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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American Indians and Alaska Natives Must Be Included in Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences
Highlights a report on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in tribal populations. Presents data on poverty, substance abuse, and age, among other factors, of American Indian and Alaska Native populations across the nation.
Author(s): Deana Around Him, Alex DeMand
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
Summary of key findings from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the demographics and health status of rural residents. Features statistics comparing mortality and incidence of various health conditions in rural and urban areas, and poverty rates in the South, West, Midwest, and Northeast United States. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Rural America at a Glance, 2018 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America. Includes statistics and data on trends in employment, infrastructure, population, race/ethnicity, poverty, and income.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Poverty, Part 1
Showcases two papers from the Rural Policy Research Institute's (RUPRI) March 2018 "Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind" Conference. Covers the causes and consequences of rural poverty and discusses the evolving research agenda to address the issue to improve economic opportunities. Includes data comparing rural and urban poverty rates and includes information on rural and urban poverty rates by gender, education, marital status, and employment.
Citation: IRP Focus, 34(2), 1-24
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials
A collection of key maps and charts on a range of topics related to agriculture and rural communities. Includes charts on rural poverty, unemployment, population change, and food insecurity.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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EITC Continues to Reach Families in Poor Places
Briefly discusses the role of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in helping low-income workers. Includes maps showing county-level information on EITC filers, with Map 1 identifying high child poverty counties and Map 2 identifying nonmetropolitan counties.
Additional links: Map 2: Nonmetropolitan Counties
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer, Beth Mattingly, Kennedy Nickerson , Jessica Carson
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis
Explores sociodemographic factors contributing to food affordability, with emphasis on differences between rural and urban areas. Features statistics on select food-related characteristics of U.S. counties, with breakdowns by rural or urban location and by Appalachian or Delta counties and other counties.
Author(s): Anne Cafer, Georgianna Mann, Sujith Ramachandran, Michelle Kaiser
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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