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Facts about Poverty in Contra Costa County:

  • 10% of Contra Costa’s 1,670,000 residents live below the federal poverty line, over 167,000
    people.
  • 13% of children in Contra Costa live below the national poverty level
  • 14% of working, adult residents do not have health insurance
  • Unemployment in CCC increased from 4.2% in 2004 to 8.2% in 2012. But unemployment in
    certain areas, like Bay Point (16.2%), Pittsburg (13.1%), and Antioch, (9.3%), is significantly
    higher than the county as a whole.
  • The national poverty level for a family of four is $22,000 per year. This is not adjusted for high
    cost of living in places like Contra Costa County where the median monthly rent is $1,425 or
    $15,000 annually.
  • MIT living wage calculator estimates that the minimum annual income necessary for a family of
    four in Contra Costa County is $47,000. Any family making less is struggling to provide adequate
    food, housing, clothing, or childcare for their family.

Sources: census.gov, workingeastbay.org, CCHealth.org, LivingWage.MIT.edu, countyhealthrankings.org,
edd.ca.gov

In St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County:

  • 141,000 people served in the last fiscal year, in both direct and in kind services
  • Over 54,000 volunteer hours per year
  • Over $1,000,000 in in kind and financial assistance provided
  • 27 conferences throughout the county providing direct, volunteer services to those in need
  • Over 600 individual volunteers
  • Partnerships with over 30 local agencies including other non-profits, churches, and for profit corporations