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Based on 2005 Census data, the following analysis displays the issues of poverty, income and employment in San Diego County.
In terms of poverty, over 309,000 county residents live below the poverty level including 55,000 families. The individual poverty rate was at 11% in 2005.
Furthermore, the county’s median income in 2005 was $56,335; however, accounting for race varies the median amount by over $12,000. Income distribution reflects an increasing gap between the working and upper classes. Both categories have expanded, while squeezing out the middle class-a mere 18.9% of San Diego County.
Among the employed, more than 22% of full-time employees make under $25,000 per year, compared to a category median of $42,131.
Some key findings include:
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San Diego 6 News, 9/28/10
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Del Mar Times, 9/29/09
North County Times, 9/28/09
10 News, 5/13/08
San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/30/06
San Diego Union Tribune, 8/30/06
San Diego CityBEAT, 9/14/05