Oct 27 2013

 

 

 

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The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire has released its latest study on childhood poverty in America. While the numbers have not increased dramatically within the year, the statistics by states and sheer numbers of children living in poverty is staggering .

In America, 22.5% of our children live below the poverty line. That is also one out of every four children! That comes to 16,400,000 children living without their basic needs of food, shelter, clothes, education, etc being met by our society.

Here are the top ten states with the percentage of children living in poverty.

1. Mississippi (34.69%)

2. New Mexico ((29.33%)

3. Arkansas (28.52%)

4. Louisiana (28.14%)

5. Alabama (27.48%)

6. Georgia (27.24%)

7. Arizona (26.97%)

8. South Carolina (26.92%)

9. District of Columbia (26.53%)

10. Kentucky (26.51%)

Here are the top States with the greatest increase in childhood poverty between 2007 through 2012:

1. Nevada (8.67% increase)

2. Florida (8.32%)

3. Georgia (7.54%)

4. Hawaii (7.36%)

5. New Hampshire (6.82%)

6. Arizona (6.8%)

7. California (6.55%)

8, North Carolina (6.46%)

9. Oregon (6.1%)

10. South Carolina (6%)

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