Census: Poverty up 10 percent in Wisconsin counties
Poverty is increasing among Wisconsin counties.
Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey show that poverty increased by more than 10 percent since 2000 in the majority of Wisconsin counties.
In 2000, only two counties reported poverty rates higher than 15 percent. During the 2005-2009 period, 10 counties reported rates above 15 percent.