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Poverty Estimates for Children by Iowa School Districts

November 29, 2011

U.S. Census Bureau released poverty and income estimates for small areas, including counties and school districts, in an interactive map. Here is a picture of poverty estimates for children (between 5 and 17 years-old) by Iowa school district.

Darker areas represent a higher proportion of kids in poverty. Pockets of high poverty, 30%+, are predominately in southern Iowa. Not surprisingly, educational attainment for adults in these same school districts also tend to be lower.

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