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The extent of Poverty in Mecklenburg

22%

Mecklenburg County children living in poverty

40%

Mecklenburg County children of color living in poverty

54%

Children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who qualify for federal free and reduced price meals

4,922

Children in CMS who are homeless

15.6%

Mecklenburg County residents living in poverty. That’s 140,000 people.

64,000

Mecklenburg residents living in extreme poverty (with an income of about $11,500 a year for a family of four).

17%

Mecklenburg residents with no health coverage

Source: UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity
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