Friday, November 12, 2010

DeMint's South Carolina ranks high for poverty according to official statistics

With 15% of its population below the poverty level, Jim DeMint's South Carolina ranks 12th poorest out of the 50 US States. The federal poverty level for a family of four in the lower 48 US States is $22,050 for a family of 4.

See the US Census bureau table: http://www.census.gov/statab/ranks/rank34.html

In 2009 this meant that 24% of children in South Carolina were living in poverty according to: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/acrossstates/Rankings.aspx?ind=43

Read about Allendale County, SC, the 10th poorest county in the United States.

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