Central Valley

September 20, 2012 12:03 AM

Valley's poverty rate soaring, and Merced is feeling the brunt of it

Many more people across Merced County are struggling to make ends meet. Merced County's poverty rate in 2011 rose to 27.4 percent from 23 percent in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, released today. The city of Merced saw its poverty rate jump to 30 percent from 23.8 percent during the same year.

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