Monday, December 20, 2010

Poverty on the Rise in Wisconsin (and other demographic information)

Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Link to December 20 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article, "Poverty up by 10 percent in most Wisconsin counties".

Excerpt:    In a sign that a waning economic tide lowers all boats, the majority of Wisconsin counties saw their poverty rates increase by more than 10% since 2000, a new report from the University of Wisconsin Extension finds.

And newly released figures from the Census Bureau show there are now 10 counties with poverty rates higher than 15%, including Milwaukee County, where 18% of residents are impoverished.

In the last decennial census, only two - Menominee and Milwaukee counties - had rates that high

Examples of other information available at American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

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