Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poverty soars for D.C., MontCo students

From The Washington Examiner:

By: Lisa Gartner 11/29/11 8:05 PM
Examiner Staff Writer @Lisa_Examiner

Area houses more poor school-age children since recession hit

The number of school-age children living in poverty jumped in Montgomery County and the District during the recession, according to 2010 U.S. Census figures released Tuesday.

Since 2007, the poverty rate for children between 5 and 17 nearly doubled in Montgomery, from 8,610 children, or 5.4 percent, to 15,298 children, or 9.0 percent.

Read more at the Washington Examiner here.

According to the article, the 9 percent represents 15,298 children of 170,236 in Montgomery County who fall below the poverty line.

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