New U.S. Census estimates for 2019 reveal increasing poverty in Montgomery County, MD

Recently released data from the 2019 U.S. Census American Community Survey estimates that the poverty rate in Montgomery County increased from 6.9% in 2018 to 7.4% in 2019. The number of individuals living in households earning less than the federal poverty threshold for their household size increased by 4,680 to 76,985. Montgomery County worsened from the 7th lowest poverty rate in Maryland among all counties and the City of Baltimore to 9th among the 16 jurisdictions.

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