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Creating Pathways Out of Poverty

Poverty, very poor, poor and self-sufficient are terms used in this plan and in discussions about moving out of poverty toward prosperity. Whenever data points are included in this plan, we identify if they are based on 100%, 185% or 250% of poverty. The chart below depicts the levels of poverty. When the term poverty is used in this plan, it refers to the extremely poor, very poor and poor, 35.3% of central Iowans.


 To learn about how poverty levels are addressed in the plan, click on this link!