Overview of Poverty in Delaware (2023 update)

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Center for Community Development & Family Policy; College of Human Services, Education & Public Policy; University of Delaware
This overview of poverty presents basic parameters of the complex problem of poverty in the state of Delaware. Throughout this brief, five-year estimates from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey are used to examine the nature and extent of poverty throughout Delaware. The COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to greatly influence future discussions about poverty. Reportable data today show that several policies promoted economic security through meeting basic needs. The Public Health Emergency (PHE) provided enhanced social support to residents across the nation, with each state having some flexibility in implementation. This brief will exlore if the data reflect residents' experiences throughout the pandemic, discussing the projected financial impact of COVID-19 on Delawareans.
poverty, Delaware