Did You Know: Nearly 1 in 6 Floridians Live in Poverty?

By: Katherine Bustamante


The Florida Chamber Foundation today released its Less Poverty, More Prosperity: Florida’s Fiscal Cliffs Report as part of its Florida 2030 research. The report shows 3.129 million people in Florida live in poverty. In other words, 15.8 percent of all Floridians, nearly 1 in 6, live in poverty.

Of that number, 944,415 are under the age of 18 — meaning Florida currently has a 23.4 percent poverty rate for those under age 18.

The map below shows the number of people under 18 years old living in poverty, as well as the poverty rate, by county, of Florida’s under-18 population.

Click here or the image below to download the full report.



Ways You Can Continue to Help:

  1. Download this report and share it with your employees today.
  2. Join the movement toward economic opportunities and prosperity by signing up here.
  3. Join us at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Prosperity Summit this Fall, where we will take an in-depth look at what businesses can do to be a part of the solution. Contact us today at fl2030@flfoundation.org to learn more.