The 2009 American Community Survey data is now available and can be accessed on the U. S. Census Bureau's very helpful website. Take a look here.
Concerning poverty, consider. . .
Nationally, the percentage of households learning below $25,000 annually stands at 24.7% in 2009. That's up from 23.6% in 2008; 23% in 2007; 23.6% in 2006.
Closer to home here in Texas, the percentage of children under 18-years-old living in poverty in 2009 came in at 24.4 statewide; 27.7 for Dallas County; 35.4 for the city of Dallas.
These numbers translate to lots of miserable situations for children and families in our communities.
Much work to do. Many changes needed.