Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Census Charts on Poverty in WA State

Some charts showing poverty in WA State (2013) from Census SAIPE or Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates. Of the WA counties with more than ~200K population, Only Spokane and Yakima have a greater poverty rate than Whatcom County.
Top 20 WA Counties ranked by Poverty Count.

Clallam (17.5%), Skagit (16.3%), and Whatcom (16.4%) have the highest poverty rates of all Puget Sound Counties.

Whatcom County poverty rate highlighted from 1997 - 2013.  Note the steep climb since 2010.

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