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1:44 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Kentucky's African American Disparities Continue, U.S. Census Data Shows


More African Americans in Kentucky are living in poverty, and their median income levels  remain below the rest of the state, according to a U.S. Census survey released Thursday.

The American Community Survey provides an annual snapshot of social, economic, demographic and housing data that's based off previous year records.

In Kentucky, around 20 percent of residents were living in poverty in 2012, which remained neutral over the previous year. But for African Americans that number went from just under 33 percent to around 36 percent.

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