Nevada children living in poverty
The combination of high unemployment and high rate of mortgage foreclosures in Nevada is grinding up the state’s children.
Fifteen percent of Nevada children live in poverty. In the northern U.S. House district, which includes Reno, that figure rises to 17 percent.
Thirteen percent of Nevada children are in families that have lost their homes.
Nevada has had the largest increase of children who live in homes where no parent is employed.
If adolescence foreshadows adulthood, there are also figures that indicate these children could live in poverty their whole lives: Nevada has the highest percentage of teenagers not in school and not high school graduates—11 percent of its teen population. It also has the second highest percentage of teenagers not in school and not working—13 percent.
The information comes from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which each year releases a report on the nation’s children.