Vermont Experiences Significant Increase in Child Poverty

Children Hit Hard by the Great Recession

New Census data from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) show that the impacts of the recession are taking their toll on Vermont’s children and their families.   In 2010, 17 percent of Vermont’s children were living in poverty.  Prior to 2010, and throughout most of the recession, Vermont’s child poverty rate hovered at 13 percent.  But in a single year – between 2009 and 2010 – our child poverty rate increased by 31 percent. 2010 Voices ACS Poverty press release