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Poverty and homelessness

By STAFF / March 16, 1999


Poverty rates are one indicator of who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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*For various groups, the percent living below the poverty line:

Latino: 24.4 percent

African-American: 28.4

Asian and Pacific Islander: 14.5

White, non-Latino: 11.2

*Of all people below the poverty line, the percent from each group:

White, non-Latino: 45.1 percent

African-American: 26.5

Latino: 22.4

Other: 6

Source: US Census Bureau