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POVERTY IN SKAGIT COUNTY

The U.S Consensus Bureau states 11.8% of Skagit County's population was reported to live below the poverty level.

*Find more statistics at US CONSESUS BUREAU.

Skagit Community Action conducts every four years a "LOW-INCOME NEEDS ASSESSMENT." The most recenst study done in 2009 came at a pivotal time, given the current economic turbulent times, and provides valuable updated data around employment, housing, health, and other key issues.

A shocking stastic is the percentage of children in poverty in Skagit County. In 2008, 15.3% of the children under the age of 18 living in Skagit County were living below the poverty level or another number 4,175 children. These statistics can be found at KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER.

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