RI KIDS COUNT: Percentage of children living in poverty still high

THE POVERTY RATE for children in Rhode Island fell to 19.4 percent last year from 19.8 percent in 2014, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT
THE POVERTY RATE for children in Rhode Island fell to 19.4 percent last year from 19.8 percent in 2014, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT
(Updated 3:14 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. KIDS COUNT said the percentage of children living in poverty fell slightly from…

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