From Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):
At least one in four children was poor in nearly 190 counties in 39 states in 2009, a time of severe recession. In 33 counties in 17 states, at least one in three children was living in poverty. The American Community Survey for 2009, released yesterday (September 28) by the U.S. Census Bureau, shows rising poverty in the majority of states, with children much more likely to be poor than other age groups.
To see the rest of the Huffington Post blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-weinstein/help-needed-now-for-growi_b_743304.html
The Coalition on Human Needs has tables showing 2009 poverty for counties with populations over 65,000 in every state. We are grateful to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for sharing data with comparisons over time for poverty and median income by state.
Poverty by State and County in 2009, compiled by CHN (9/28/10) (http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACSpov_allcounties2009.pdf)
Child Poverty by State and County in 2009, compiled by CHN (9/28/10) (http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACSchildpov_allcounties2009.pdf)
Poverty by State 2007-2009, calculations by CBPP (9/28/10) (http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACStotalpov_state2007-09.pdf)
Deep Poverty by State, historical comparisons to 2009, calculations by CBPP (9/28/10) (http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACSDeepPovbyState2000-09.pdf)
Family Poverty by State 2007-2009, calculations by CBPP (9/28/10) (http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACSfampov_state2007-09.pdf)
Child Poverty by State 2007-2009, calculations by CBPP (9/28/10) (http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACSchildpov_allcounties2009.pdf)
Median Income by State 2007-2009, calculations by CBPP (9/28/10) (http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACSmedincome_state2007-09.pdf)
Truckload of data available from the American Community Survey: You can find data for cities, counties, and congressional districts as well as states. It answers questions about poverty, income, health insurance, educational attainment, cost of housing, people with disabilities, and use of government assistance programs, to name a few topics. It has breakdowns by race/ethnicity/language spoken at home/immigrant status.
For step-by-step directions on how to get some of the data: http://chn.org/pdf/2010/ACSdirections.pdf
CHECK OUT CHN’S CENSUS AND POVERTY DATA WEBPAGE: http://www.chn.org/issues/statistics/povertyday2010.html
It’s updated regularly and includes tables, analyses from many organizations, and links to webinar training sessions.