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October 23, 2017
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Poverty increase in Appalachia
(2008-08-27)
(WOUB) - The number of Appalachians living in
poverty last year increased slightly.

U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday show that 13.3 million people lived in poverty in 2007 in the 13 states that make up Appalachia.

That's an increase of 114,000 compared to 2006.

Median income rose across the region, except in Kentucky.

Census figures also show that about 18.3 million Appalachians lacked health insurance between 2005 and 2007.

Kentucky experienced a slight increase while West Virginia dropped by 2.7%.

Appalachia also includes a part of Ohio.
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