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Did You Know?

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In the United States, poverty is defined as a family of four living with a household income below $23,000.

Most Americans (58%) will live at least one year in poverty.

Poverty is not just an urban problem, but a rural one also. The rural poverty rate is 17.8% vs. 14.9% in urban areas.

1 in 6 Iowans live in poverty.

In Iowa, 16.2% of children under the age of 17 lives in poverty.

In the Linn County area, 1 in 12 children under the age of 17 lives in poverty.

Children living in poverty are more likely to have health problems, cognitive difficulties and lower test scores.

 

 

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