Thirty Years of Poverty

Click the link or image to see the interactive map

Each map shows counties where the poverty rate is 20% or higher for kids or the elderly or for both. Use the slider to see how those patterns have shifted from 1980 to 2010.

Sources: Census Bureau data; Kenneth Johnson, University of New Hampshire, analysis by Paul Overberg, USA TODAY

By Jerry Mosemak and Chad Palmer, USA TODAY


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