Poverty (Baklava)

We’ve moved from 14.7% poverty rate in 1966 to a 13.3% poverty rate in 1997 (5th year of Clinton) to a 12.6% poverty rate in 2005 (5th year of Bush). Trends of poverty are interesting: In the past, the poverty…

Link to Poverty (Baklava)

Despite doing a fair amount of work in the poverty area, I was unaware of the actual poverty rate. This data came from the census. In Habitat we mainly use the dollar amounts to identify our potential homeowner group. My gut feeling was that things had improved somewhat so it was nice to see encouraging numbers.