Report: R.I. has highest poverty rate in New England; 4th highest median income

RHODE ISLAND'S MEDIAN income, according to the 2016 American Community Survey produced by the U.S. Census Bureau was $60,596, while its poverty rate was 12.8 percent for the year. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
RHODE ISLAND'S MEDIAN income, according to the 2016 American Community Survey produced by the U.S. Census Bureau was $60,596, while its poverty rate was 12.8 percent for the year. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island ranked No. 25 for highest poverty rate in the nation, according to 2016 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau released this week. The rate, which tracks how many people (including children and adults) have incomes below the poverty level, puts the Ocean State last in New England. The report also said…

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