Thursday, September 22, 2011

Poverty in Wilmington

This report was just released, and even though the numbers are a bit old, I think they say a whole lot.

City CAPER Report:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of households living in poverty in the City of Wilmington in 2000 was 8,802—or 22.3 percent. Although this is a decrease from 26.2 percent in 1990, it is still 50 percent higher than the state percentage of 12.3 percent. Almost 40 percent of Wilmington’s African American population continues to live in poverty—barely a 10 percent decrease from 1990. More than 25 percent of the people living in poverty in Wilmington are children.
Unfortunately, Wilmington census data for 2010 isn't available yet.

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