Starting with President Johnson

I found this informational graphic on the history of poverty initiatives in America starting with President Lyndon Johnson’s proclaimed “War On Poverty” on the census’s website. The power of the internet!  

Poverty & Obesity

My poverty fact was inspired by my blog entry this week, which discussed the importance of good health. Living in poverty can limit one’s access and financial ability to afford nutritious food and cause extreme stress, among other things. This fact comments on...

Homelessness Across the US

When I compared the maps by the number of homeless people, it was not surprising to find that majority of the homeless live in Florida, California, and Texas. This was not surprising because it is very warm in these cities.It can even become burning hot. However, New...

Centre County & Food Stamp

About 5% of people in Centre county receive food stamps (this data is from 2009 from this info-graphic: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/11/28/us/20091128-foodstamps.html?src=tw&_r=0). This is a low compared to the national average of about 12.5%. However,...

Does Walmart Equal Poverty?

I’m not sure how I came about this fact but I found it very interesting. I found that towns with Walmarts in them have higher poverty rates than towns without them. I thought that as a town with TWO Walmart locations, they must be contributing to a high poverty...
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