New Data Shows Latino Poverty Rate Still Disproportionately High
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On September 16, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data measuring poverty in the U.S. during 2014. The statistics show that national poverty rates and income levels in the U.S. have barely budged for the fourth consecutive year. In 2014, the Latino poverty rate decreased slightly to 23.6%, compared to 24.7% in 2013.1 This means that while there were 250,000 fewer Latinos living in poverty than in 2013, the Latino poverty rate is still almost double the national poverty rate of 14.8%.