Texas Tribune published a new database today reporting on child poverty rates in every county in Texas.
"In fast-growing Texas, which is home to one in 11 of the nation's children, child poverty has continued to rise despite an improving economy," the report says, quoting the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank.
According to the report, 6,657 children, or 29.3 percent, in Victoria County live in poverty, at a rate higher than the state figures.
In Calhoun County, the organization reported 1,488, or 26.9 percent, of children living in poverty. Dewitt County has 1,258, or 28.4 percent, of children living in poverty.
The five counties with the highest totals of childhood poverty include Harris, Dallas, Hildago, Tarrant and Bexar counties.
This map, provided by the Census Bureau, shows a daunting picture of the lives of Texas' children.
The U.S. Census Bureau has a formula for measuring poverty rates, which takes into account the size of the familiy and ages of the members.
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