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12 Dec 2013

Some School Districts Have High Poverty

In 10 school districts across Virginia, at least one out of every three children — ages 5 to 17 — lives in poverty, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released this week.

12 Dec 2013

Harrisonburg Cited as Virginia’s Poorest Locality

The poorest locality in Virginia in 2012 was the city of Harrisonburg, according to an analysis of data released Dec. 12 by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program.

09 Nov 2013

U.S. counties with the biggest bump in poverty rates

According to the 2012 American Community Survey, nine of the 10 counties with the highest poverty rates in the U.S. are in Southern states. This is not surprising, since nine out of the 10 counties with the biggest increase in poverty rates are also in the South

09 Nov 2013

Poverty in Richmond highest in the state

A lot of people think of Detroit as the poster child for poverty. But here’s a disturbing fact: The poverty rate in Richmond is just as bad.