Report: State poverty rate up since 2007
Friday, September 20, 2013 11:35 AM
More Iowans were in poverty in 2012 than when the recession started, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by the Iowa Fiscal Partnership. A total of 12.7 percent of Iowans were in poverty in 2012, up from 11 percent in 2007. Median income was $50,957 in 2012, also down from $52,471 in 2007. The Iowa Fiscal Partnership is a joint initiative of the Iowa Policy Project and the Child and Family Policy Center. It exists to provide information and analysis on Iowa budget and tax issues. For more information, click here.