Fairfield and Creighton have 3rd highest poverty in Virginia

01/06/2014 8:55 PM by

The New York Times’ “Mapping Poverty in America” lets you look at poverty data for cities/counties and individual census tracts.

The census tract which includes Fairfield Court and Creighton Court has the highest percentage of residents city-wide living in poverty at 69.6%. This is 3rd highest in the state after tract 11400 in Hampton (76.7%) and tract 4200 in Portsmouth (70.5%).

Gilpin Court, Mosby Court, and Whitcomb Court are all close behind at 66.7%, 67.2%, and 66%.

The poverty threshold for 2012 is defined as an income of $23,283 for a family of four, or $11,945 for an individual under 65.

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