2000-2004 Poverty Change Update
The first years of the new millennium saw an increasing poverty rate in the United States.
For Kentucky, not only is the poverty rate higher than that for the nation as a whole, but during these same years, it increased at a greater rate. This means that while Kentucky’s poverty rate remains higher than the nation, the gap between the state and the nation also increased during this time.
While the most recent national data show a decline in the poverty rate in the past year, county level data are not yet available.
This issue of “Kentucky: By the Numbers” compares poverty and poverty rates for the first five years of the decade.
County Data Sheets
To find your county, click on the file that contains your county name. All counties are listed alphabetically.
To print your county, scroll down to it and print the current page(s) only. To print the entire series, print all pages in each file.
~ ~ Each Data Sheet is 1 Page Long ~ ~
EACH OF THE FILES CONTAINS 20 COUNTIES.
Percent Change in the Poverty Rate, 2000-2004
Data Sources Used
These data are from the Census Bureau and were downloaded at: