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2015 Census Bureau data show that Mississippi is the only state where the rate of child poverty rose in the past year; rural areas like the Delta account for more child poverty than urban areas. Photo courtesy James Trimarco

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Census: Child Poverty Rose in Mississippi in 2015, Now Almost One-Third

Mississippi was the only state where the number of children in poverty increased in 2015, while child poverty rates are declining nationally or remaining constant in other states. More than ...


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