Illinois counties with highest poverty rates
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago-based Social IMPACT Research Center’s report on Illinois poverty shows nine counties with poverty rates above 20 percent, meaning at least 1 in 5 residents lives in poverty. The state poverty rate is 15 percent.
A family of four is in poverty if it has an annual income below $23,021. Information is based on the U.S. Census Department’s 2011 American Community Survey.
Here are the counties with the highest poverty rates: