Past Annual Reports
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
At St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County:
- 81,000 people served in the last fiscal year, in both direct and in-kind services
- Over 70,000 volunteer hours per year
- Over $970,000 of direct financial assistance provided, mostly rental assistance
- Over $1.5 million of in-kind assistance, mostly food and medical care
- 29 conferences throughout the county providing direct, volunteer services to those in need
- Over 870 individual volunteers, (770 Vincentians and over 100 general volunteers)
- Partnerships with over 30 local agencies including other non-profits, churches, and for-profit corporations