California’s poverty rate remains nation’s highest


One in five Californians lives in poverty, the highest rate in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The “Supplemental Poverty Measure,” factors in cost of living and shows a stubbornly high share of Golden State residents in poverty even as the national rate has dropped slightly.

Under the methodology, an estimated 20.4 percent of Californians lived below the poverty line in a three-year average of 2014, 2015 and 2016. That is virtually unchanged from the 20.6 percent average for 2013, 2014 and 2015, according to Tuesday’s release.

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9 thoughts on “California’s poverty rate remains nation’s highest

  1. Love your new website Dr. Savage. I’ll listen to your show today to see what you have to say about California having so many poor.

  2. What the article fails to mention is that, compared to last year, California’s COL-adjusted poverty rate has gotten worse, not better — when compared to the other states.

    I track these Census figures. Last year the CA supplemental poverty rate was 43.6% higher than the average for the other 49 states. With the new figures out, we are now 46.5% higher than the other 49 states.

  3. I was shocked to see downtown the amount of people living on the streets, tents, shopping carts, junk piled up on the sidewalk, people sleeping in parks. The canals have become their homes, when it rains, they have to be evacuated, same the areas around the Metrolink tracks …I understand San Diego is infested with homeless, and hepatitis A has become a big issue, same in LA ,,due to lack of hygiene, using public spaces as toilet… Now, the article fails to identify the cause…unemployment, drugs, mental illness, open borders, laziness, lack of affordable housing? California is becoming a third world country. The local park have been taken over by the homeless to the point that the local city cut the electric supply so the law abiding citizens who pay to use the picnic area have no electric power because of the homeless who use it… I’d like to add, the menace of the muslim invasion, I’m sure most on welfare, plus the dangers they pose has become a big issue in the area… the slaughter in San Bernardino is an example…mosques everywhere and muslim military training camps that nobody does anything about them. Some idiot with a muslim, or ME name is collecting signatures for CA to secede. I saw him at Fox News.. In the good old days he would be deported or executed for treason…If CA secedes, it’s time to move out and watch it sink like Venezuela. The Demon-craps have destroyed this beautiful state…

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