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POVERTY AND INCOME IN SOUTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO

Analysis of regional data from the US Census Bureau 2015 American Community Survey    Poverty in South County: One of every seven people living in the South County region of San Diego County – 14.7% of the population – lived in poverty in 2015. The poverty rate varied across South County cities from 10.6% to 24.7%. Children in Poverty: Children were particularly impacted by poverty throughout the region, especially in two cities: Nearly a third of all children in Imperial Beach and National City lived in households with below-poverty incomes. Low Pay in Key Industries: Among the industries employing the
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POVERTY AND INCOME IN NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO

Report describes poverty and income in North San Diego County  Poverty rates in North County vary widely among cities and racial groups Slightly more than 12% of the population of Northern San Diego County lived below the federal poverty level in 2015. The region has less poverty than the 13.8% rate for the entire County, although four North County cities had higher rates. An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows a stark racial difference in North County, where the poverty rate is lower for White people and higher for Latino, Black, and Asian people than in the County overall.
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POVERTY AND INCOME IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO

Click here to download full report Most families still worse off than before the recession Flat Household Income:  Despite local improvements in the prior year, and much hailed increases in household median income at the national level, San Diego households’ median incomes were stuck at $67,871 for 2015.     Persistent Poverty:  For the third year in a row, 15.6% of all City of San Diego residents (212,994) lived below the federal poverty threshold. Poverty rates remain higher than the pre-recession rate of 12.1% in 2007.     Children in Poverty:  Nearly one in every five children (19.7%) in San Diego were living
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POVERTY REPORT 2015

Five years after the national recession ended, the San Diego poverty rate remains stubbornly high, while the number of San Diegans living in official poverty has continued to grow. The problem is particularly dire for children and part-time workers in the city. Among large local industries, hotels and restaurants continue to pay the lowest wages. The findings in this report are from the U.S. Census Bureau 2014 American Community Survey, which was released Sept. 17, 2015.  KEY FINDINGS Persistent Poverty:  San Diego’s poverty rate remained at 15.7% of the population in 2014, effectively unchanged from the previous year’s 15.8%, despite significant
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PROSPERITY AND POVERTY IN THE NEW ECONOMY

December 1998 Although San Diego County’s economy has grown remarkably over the past two decades, not all San Diegans have benefited from this growth. Regional growth and average income are on the rise and unemployment has reached historic lows. But when viewed from the perspectives of many working San Diegans, we get a different picture. Instead of a single prospering economy, it appears that multiple economies – separated by race, ethnicity, gender and level of education – co-exist. This report examines the tremendous regional economic growth in San Diego County, which doubled since 1980. It was found that San Diego’s
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San Diego County Income and Earnings, 2016

Media Coverage: September 19, 2017 KPBS – San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain   Listen to our Executive Director Dr. Kyra Greene talk about the report on KPBS Midday Edition:    September 18, 2017 San Diego Union-Tribune – Poverty rates drop in San Diego, but there are still big inequities by race  September 14, 2017 Times of San Diego- San Diego Poverty Rate Drops in 2016, But Many Still Struggling    
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