Champaign County’s Rising Poverty Rate

Although Champaign County is often believed to a community, it faced some particularly tough times.  As of the most recent 2011 statistics, Champaign’s poverty rate is at nearly 25%, meaning that one out of every four people in the county are living below the poverty line.  This is up 3.6% from the previous year.  This is a call for concern that suggests a policy change to help the city rebound.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/social-services/2012-09-21/poverty-continues-rise-champaign-county.html

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