Poverty Rate – Save God’s Children

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GENDER & AGE

Overall: 14.7

RANKED: 34TH

 

Percentage of family who fell below the poverty line: $24,340 for a family of four in 2016

  • Children: 7%
  • RANKED: 36TH

Percentage of children under age 18 who fell below the poverty line in 2016

  • Working-Age Women: 15.6%
  • RANKED: 33RD

Percentage of women ages 18 to 64 who fell below the poverty line 2016

– Working-Age Men: 12.4%

RANKED: 36TH

RACE & ETHNICITY

  • African American: 8%
  • Asian American: 3%
  • Latino: 9%
  • Native American:4%

White: 12.8%

CREATING GOOD JOBS in south Florida

Income Inequality Ratio: 15.9

RANKED: 36TH

The share of income going to the top 20 percent of households versus that going to the bottom 20 percent of households in 2016.

Unemployment: 4.9%

RANKED: 27TH

Percentage of all workers who were unemployed in 2016

High School Graduation: 77.9%

RANKED: 42ND

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Percentage of public high school students who graduated on time in 2014-2015 school year

Disconnected Youth: 14.0%

RANKED: 28TH

Percentage of youth ages 18 to 24 without high school degrees who were not in school or working in 201

Higher Education Attainment: 40.9%

RANKED: 34TH

Percentage of youth adults ages25 to 34 who had an associate’s degree or higher in 2016

Gender Wage Gap: 86.8¢

RANKED: 3RD

Median earnings of full time year-round working women compared to that of men in 2016

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