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Report: Child poverty rate drops

The percentage of Colorado children living in poverty decreased in 2013 for the first time since the economic downturn in 2008, but minorities and children living in rural areas of the state continue to face high rates of poverty, according to the 2015 Colorado Kids Count report. The report, compiled annually by the nonprofit Colorado… Continue Reading Report: Child poverty rate drops

Census figures show Colorado child poverty rising

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The number of Colorado children living in high-poverty areas has risen sharply, surpassing the rate of most other states. The latest Census figures show 92,000 Colorado children live in high-poverty areas, a 360 percent increase over the last decade. It’s the third largest increase in the nation. Colorado Children’s Campaign spokeswoman Chris Watney says the… Continue Reading Census figures show Colorado child poverty rising

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