January is poverty awareness month. Learn how poverty affects our communities, nation and what Catholic Charities does to help.
NATIONAL POVERTY FACTS:
- 552,000 people in the United States are homeless as of 2021. Of those, 20% are children. Source: Catholic Charities USA
Poverty in the Diocese of Youngstown
- According to the U.S Census Bureau, there are 163 thousand people living at or below the poverty line within the Diocese of Youngstown. Source: U.S. Census Bureau
- In 2021, 1 in 6 children in the United States lived in poverty.
- An estimated 1 in 8 children are food insecure in the United States as of 2021. Source: Catholic Charities USA
- The official census data gives seniors a 2021 senior poverty rate to 10.3%. Source: U.S. Census Bureau