250,000 Wisconsin Children Lived in Poverty in 2010
Today, the Census Bureau released new poverty and income figures for 2010 that are detailed enough to be broken down to the county level. The WCCF blog is posting a series of analyses that examine recent (and troubling) trends in overall poverty, child poverty, household income, and health insurance coverage.
Today’s WCCF post examines the spike in child poverty in Wisconsin. The number of children living in poverty in Wisconsin increased by 43 percent between 2008 and 2010. Nearly one out of five children in Wisconsin livedi n poverty in 2010. In Milwaukee County, one out of three children lived in poverty.
Although child poverty is increasing across the country, Wisconsin’s rate is increasing faster than the national average.
For more information, check out today’s post at the WCCF blog, and keep an eye out for upcoming posts addressing related topics.