Friday, February 18, 2011

The Other Half

In Washington state in 2009, there were 354,956 families with 521,853 young children. Forty percent of them—or 208,304 Washington children—live in low-income families, which is below the national average of 46%. In other words, almost half of the young children in the United States live in low-income families.

-Based on statistics from the National Center for Children in Poverty