New Infographic for 2012

Using American Community Survey Data from 2008-2012, the latest CCPDP Infographic shows continued elevated levels of poverty and food insecurity, especially when compared to state-wide and nation-wide numbers.


CCPDP Copy Food Insecurity Copy 2012 (2014 Update) Combined (2)


One point detailed in this graphic is the large gap between 130% of poverty for those families who are eligible for federal food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the 185% level of income where individuals and families are still at increased risk of not having enough to eat.  over ten percent of all Coles County families fall into this gap, and for families with children, nearly 1 in 7 families – 14.5% – face increased risk but limited access to food assistance.

While more detailed poverty maps are on their way, this infographic represents the latest analysis of the most recently available data.

Enjoy, and please feel free to comment with your thoughts.







About Prof G.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Eastern Illinois University

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