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People Living 300% Above Poverty Level  New

Value: 50.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Sonoma
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Economy / Poverty
Economy / Income
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of people living 300% above the federal poverty level.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2014

Time Series Data

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

percent

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Target Not Met

Unit: percent
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People Living 300% Above Poverty Level  New

Value: 50.6 percent
Sonoma 2020 Target: 73 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Sonoma
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Economy / Poverty
Economy / Income
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of people living 300% above the federal poverty level.
Why this is 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.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
Maintained By: County of Sonoma Department of Health Services
Last Updated: April 2014

Time Series Data

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

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home
 
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