- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina’s poverty rate remains the ninth highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The State of Columbia reported Saturday (https://bit.ly/1yllScX ) that the American Community Survey released by the federal agency last week shows the percentage of South Carolinians classified as living in poverty rose slightly between 2012 and 2013 rose slightly, from 18.3 percent to 18.6 percent.

The proportion of people living in poverty in South Carolina surpassed the national figure of 15.8 percent who met the poverty threshold, defined as a family of four with annual household income of $23,550 or less.

More than 860,000 South Carolinians lived below the poverty threshold last year. The proportion of children under 18 living in poverty in the state rose from 26.9 percent to 27.5 percent.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide