Bureau of Business Research


Date of this Version



Business in Nebraska vol. 53, no. 627


Copyright 1998 by Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska.


The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates of poverty rates by state and county for 1993. These estimates are the first comparable data available for substate areas since 1989. The data reveal poverty trends for total and school-age (age 5 to 17) populations. Estimates for school-age population are a factor in the allocation of federal funds to school districts.

Although the Census Bureau utilizes carefully constructed statistical techniques to derive estimates of poverty, the 1993 estimates are subject to error. In addition, trends and conditions in the 1989 to 1993 period may not be descriptive of current trends and conditions.


County Trends

Calculating Changes in Poverty Rates

Why the Changes?

Current Conditions