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Center for Community Solutions Report: Poverty Levels in Cuyahoga County

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Jeffrey Fowler Out thanks to Joseph Ahern at The Center for Community Solutions for presenting this important information from the U.S. Census Bureau. It helps us to understand the challenges we face in Cuyahoga County. Today we will look at figures related to the poverty level, deep-poverty, and near-poverty. We will explore correlations between poverty and other factors, such as employment and education level, in upcoming articles. Note: While this type of analysis generally focuses on rates (percentages of population) in poverty, we prefer to look at head count. We feel that a clearer picture is painted when we say that 220,000 people in Cuyahoga County live in poverty versus saying that 18% live in poverty. Report excerpt follows. --- "In December 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released data from the American Community Survey (ACS) covering five-year averages from 2014 to 2018. This report highlights demographic, social and economic findings from this data release fo