Center for Social Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Policy Briefs & Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets on Poverty in Massachusetts, 2008-2012 ACS Estimates

Who is poor in Massachusetts?
How does the Commonwealth fare compared to the US in terms of poverty rates?
Which Massachusetts cities have the lowest and highest poverty rates?

Researchers at the Center for Social Policy have created eight one-page fact sheets on poverty in the Massachusetts using the recently released five-year sample of the American Community Survey.

Each provides information of poverty among a particular demographic groups comparing Massachusetts rates to that in the US, providing the distribution of the whole population and the total poor population, and comparing poverty rates in the 10 largest Massachusetts cities.

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