Poverty on the Rise in Coles County

Based on data released today by the United States Census Bureau, poverty in Coles County rose nearly one percentage point from 21.99% to 22.89% over the past year.

Further, food insecurity remains stubbornly, painfully elevated at 42.4%, one-tenth lower than last year which was 42.5%.

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for in-depth analysis and research.

 

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About Prof G.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Eastern Illinois University

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