Concentrated Poverty: Where Child Lives Affects Future Success

Minnesota Children Living in High-Poverty Communities Increased 94 Percent Over Last Decade

2/23/2011  Research shows that concentrated poverty isn't just about family income: Regardless of their income, families living in areas of concentrated poverty are more likely to struggle to meet their children's basic needs. Children in high-poverty areas see lower success in school and in life. Check out the new KIDS COUNT data report showing the impact of high-poverty areas on children. How does concentrated poverty affect your community?


Download the  February 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot


Go to Annie E. Casey's KIDS COUNT's interactive site


Visit the CDF-Minnesota KIDS COUNT for information on children in your county


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Fox9 TV Video *

Kare11 TV Video *

KAALtv Video - Mankato

Brainerd Dispatch

Pierce County Herald - Grand Rapids *

Inforum - Fargo Moorhead

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Mankato Free Press *

KEYC TV Mankato

Bemidji Pioneer


* Indicates quotes from CDF-Minnesota's Research Director, Kara Arzamendia

Children's Defense Fund-MN is the KIDS COUNT grantee for Minnesota