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San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain

By City News Service

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Poverty in both the city and county of San Diego dropped last year, compared to the year before, though disparities still remain among ethnic groups, according to a new report.

The report from the San Diego-based Center on Policy Initiatives, based on U.S. Census Bureau data released last week, found that within city limits, the poverty rate fell from 15.6 percent in 2015 to 13.1 percent the next year, the lowest level since before the recession.

The child poverty rate also fell in the city from 19.7 percent two years ago to 15.5 percent last year, roughly the same as the pre-recession rate.

Read the full article on KPBS: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/sep/19/san-diego-poverty-rate-drops-slightly-disparities-/

Written by CPI San Diego

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