Nevada Scores Poorly In New "Underprivileged Children" Survey

State Rates At The Bottom for Homeless Youth

August 07, 2019 - 6:30 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT)- A new look at underprivileged kids by state doesn't look good for Nevada.

The financial website WalletHub examined all 50 states and the District Of Columbia across 26 key measures of neediness. the data ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children. 

Overall, Nevada was deemed the state with the 10th most under-privileged children.

Hurting the Silver State most was being ranked at the bottom when it came to the child and youth homeless rate. and 3rd from the bottom in the percentage of uninsured children.

The places that scored the best on the WalletHub survey were New Jersey, New Hampshire and Connecticut, while West Virginia New Mexico and the District Of Columbia fared the worst

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