Number 2, 2008
When people think of poverty in the United States, many picture inner-city ghettos with homeless men begging for money on a street corner. Yet poverty is often more severe in rural areas and affects children more than any other group (Tickameyer and Duncan 1990). In 2005, nearly all of the United States counties with the highest percentage of children in poverty were rural (O’Hare and Mather 2008).
South Dakota State University
Brooks, Trevor; Khatiwada, Saileza; and Hess, Donna, "Rural Life Census Data Center Newsletter: South Dakota's Child Poverty Change" (2008). Census Data Center Newsletter. 6.