Thursday, October 9, 2008

The State of Poverty

The State of Poverty
  • Number of children: 12.9 million
    ...four times the number of all the children in Illinois
  • Number of seniors 65 and over: 3.6 million
    ...the same as the entire population of Oklahoma
  • Number of women: 14.6 million
    ...the entire population of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa combined
  • Number reporting a disability: 8.0 million
    ...a population larger than the State of Massachusetts
  • Number of homeless: 3.5 million
    ...twice the population of Nebraska
Stats from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

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