County poverty rates decrease
The Census Bureau recently released the 2011 poverty estimates for every school district and county in the nation. Data for Bureau County showed 17.1 percent of all children under 18 living in families in poverty. That statistic is a decrease from last year, when almost 19 percent of children were living in poverty.
The estimates, produced for the U.S. Department of Education and part of the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program, provide income and poverty information for each of the nation’s 3,140 counties and the nearly 14,000 school districts that qualify for federal Title I funding, which is aimed at improving the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.
SAIPE combines the latest data from the American Community Survey with aggregate data from federal tax filings, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation, statistics from the 2000 and 2010 censuses and annual population estimates.
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