Survey: Northwest Arkansas sees less child poverty, more education and income

Posted: October 22, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Fewer Northwest Arkansans, especially children, are living in poverty, new census estimates show.

By the numbers

Annual census estimates have found the number of people living below the federal poverty line, shown here to the nearest 1,000, has steadily fallen in Northwest Arkansas in the past several years.

Year201120122013201420152016

All ages in poverty80,00083,00081,00080,00072,00068,000

Children in poverty31,00031,00028,00026,00027,00021,000

Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey

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