Interactive: child poverty by Texas county
POSTED: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:44pm
AUSTIN, Texas — In fast-growing Texas, which is home to one in 11 of the nation's children, child poverty has continued to rise despite an improving economy, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank.
Use this interactive to see which Texas counties have the highest rates of child poverty and unemployment, and to see which counties have the highest raw numbers of children in poverty or people who are unemployed. The counties will be sorted from highest to lowest. If you would like to learn more about a county's history, click on "View Chart" to see how its child poverty rate and unemployment rate compared to the state average over the last ten years.
The child poverty metrics found in this report come from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the unemployment metrics are provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.