September 19, 2013
Poverty in Kentucky remained high in 2012 and median income in the state is 6.4 percent below its pre-recession level, according to data released today by the Census Bureau. The numbers show that Kentuckians are continuing to feel the pain of the recession and indicate that the state should be doing more to equip Kentuckians with the tools they need to move out of poverty.
19.4 percent of Kentuckians lived in poverty in 2012 compared to 17.3 percent in 2007. The state’s median annual income, adjusted for inflation, decreased from read more