Census Data Points to Higher Rural Poverty Rates Around New Hampshire

Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau points to a low statewide poverty rate while showing higher adult and childhood poverty rates in rural communities.

The U. S. Census Bureau American Community Survey on Oct. 19 released poverty estimates, which were based on surveying 20,000 New Hampshire residents. An analysis by the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonpartisan organization, found four counties with at least 10 percent of their population living below the poverty line. The total percentage of Granite Staters living under the poverty line is 7.3 percent. | Keep Reading at NH Journal

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