Virginia’s Poverty Rate Drops to 10.1%, New Data Shows

Sep 11, 2019

Virginia’s poverty rate has fallen by a full percentage point, to about 10%, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Budget officials in Washington are considering an accounting tweak that could harm people who live in poverty.

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Virginia’s poorest school districts are not receiving the funding they need, according to a new study.

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School divisions with students who live in poverty are about to get some extra funding.

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Unemployment in Virginia has been going down steadily since it peaked during the recession. But, poverty is going up.