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People Living 300% Above Poverty Level

This indicator shows the percentage of people living 300% above the federal poverty level.

People Living 300% Above Poverty Level

Comparison: Prior Value 

50.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Sonoma

Categories: Economy / Poverty, Economy / Income
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2014

Why is this important?

Federal poverty thresholds are set every year by the Census Bureau and vary by size of family and ages of family members. A high poverty rate is both a cause and a consequence of poor economic conditions. A high poverty rate indicates that local employment opportunities are not sufficient to provide for the local community. Through decreased buying power and decreased taxes, poverty is associated with lower quality schools and decreased business survival.

People Living 300% Above Poverty Level : Time Series

2005: 58.2 2007: 61.3 2008: 60.0 2009: 59.0 2010: 56.6 2011: 51.0 2012: 50.6

percent

People Living 300% Above Poverty Level

Target Not Met
Comparison: Prior Value 

50.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Sonoma

Sonoma 2020 Target: 73 percent
Categories: Economy / Poverty, Economy / Income
Maintained By: County of Sonoma Department of Health Services
Last Updated: April 2014

Why is this important?

Federal poverty thresholds are set every year by the Census Bureau and vary by size of family and ages of family members. A high poverty rate is both a cause and a consequence of poor economic conditions. A high poverty rate indicates that local employment opportunities are not sufficient to provide for the local community. Through decreased buying power and decreased taxes, poverty is associated with lower quality schools and decreased business survival.

People Living 300% Above Poverty Level : Time Series

2005: 58.2 2007: 61.3 2008: 60.0 2009: 59.0 2010: 56.6 2011: 51.0 2012: 50.6

percent