Shown here is the estimated total count of people over the age of 65 who are living in poverty by census track using the 2007-2011 rate in Alachua County. People over the age of 65 and live in poverty are likely to need assistance with transportation to medical appointments and assistance with access to healthy foods.
This is a comparison of the estimated count of people working full-time (defined as 35+ hours per week for 50 – 52 weeks out of the year) with the total estimated count of people living in poverty by census tract using the 2007 – 2011 rates. Note that some of our most vulnerable census tracks in terms of indicators are above average in the number of people who work full time. In other words, just because people work full-time, doesn’t mean they’re earning a living wage. Thousands of working adults in our community remain in poverty. Working women living in poverty need high quality, yet affordable childcare while they are at work. Childcare is expensive. Approximately $1000/month buys infant care. Women in poverty cannot afford $12,000 a year for childcare.