Current issues related to poverty and public services in Athens County, Ohio.
Sep 16, 2010
43.6 million Americans are living in poverty
New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau today (Sept. 16, 2010) show that 43.6 million Americans are living in poverty. These new figures, which are for 2009, show an increase of nearly 4 million people over the number of people living in poverty in 2008. The Census figures also show that 15.5 million children under the age of 18 are living in poverty. This is an increase of 1.4 million children living in poverty in just one year. Click here to read more about the new Census figures.