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Old 02-16-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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New here. Hope this is the right place to post this.

I am interested in data on poverty in my county in Florida, USA.

It says "Percent of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.7%

(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

My question:
Percent of what? For example, "8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents" - does this mean:
8.5% of White Non-Hispanic residents live in poverty? Or,
8.5% of those in poverty are White Non-Hispanic residents?

Steven
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:37 PM
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I am interested in data on poverty in my county in Florida, USA.
Take a look:
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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It means that 12.7% of the total population is living in poverty, and when you take that group that is living in poverty, then 8.5% of that subgroup is white, 24% of that subgroup is black, 24,7% of that subgroup is latino.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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It means that 12.7% of the total population is living in poverty, and when you take that group that is living in poverty, then 8.5% of that subgroup is white, 24% of that subgroup is black, 24,7% of that subgroup is latino.
Actually, it means 8.5% of non Hispanic whites are living in poverty, 24% of blacks are living in poverty, and 24.7% of Latinos are living in poverty... not that 24% of people living in poverty are black, 24.7% of people living in poverty are Latino.
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