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Some of the people most affected by poverty are children. And the latest state numbers bear that out. Results from the American community survey, which is the successor to the long census form, paints a picture of a lot of families with children struggling in the State. In Oregon last year, 18.2% of families with children under 18, had incomes below the poverty line. Jessica Moskovitz with Children First for Oregon, looks at some of the local numbers.  “The Deschutes County the poverty rate for families with kids below the age of 18, the poverty rate is 19.5%.” Nationally, the poverty rate is 1 in 6 , reaching a 27 year high. That's about 46 million people living in poverty.

 

 

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