Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Gulf Coast Numbers

from the AP:

Two in 10 households in the disaster area had no car, compared with 1 in 10 nationwide.

Nearly 25 percent of those living in hardest-hit areas were below the poverty line, about double the national average. About 4.5% in the disaster area received public assistance; nationwide the number was about 3.5%.

About 60% of the 700,000 people in the three dozen neighborhoods were minorities. Nationwide, about 1 in 3 Americans is a racial minority.

One in 200 American households doesn't have adequate plumbing. One in 100 households in the most affected areas didn't have decent plumbing, which according to the Census, includes running hot and cold water, a shower or bath and an indoor toilet.

Nationwide, about 7% of households with children are headed by a single mother. In the three dozen neighborhoods, 12% were single-mother households.

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