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).