Although the United States has experienced the third consecutive annual decline in poverty, the national poverty rate of 14.6% shows that there are many parts of the country where residents are much more likely to struggle with poverty. With less than 10% of persons below the poverty line, Pottawatomie County stands at an acceptable position compared to the rest of the country.
Source: KU Institute for Policy & Social Research (Census data: ACS 2017 5-year )
The table below demonstrates poverty status in Pottawatomie County's census tracts by sex and age.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates