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The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) , based in Wisconsin, recently published its fourth annual analysis of our state’s poverty rate. The IRP created a Wisconsin-specific poverty measure to more completely reflect Wisconsin’s needs and resources.  Click here to view the report.

Click here for the latest nationwide state and county poverty rates compiled by the Coalition on Human Needs. To access the most recent U.S. Census data, click here.

For up-to-date information on local economic indicators, click here to visit the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce's site for data on construction, transportation, utility usage and the labor force, industry-specific data, the consumer price index and other statistics.

Thank you for visiting the Poverty Information Page.  The idea for this page came from a Brown County United Way Community Summit held on December 12, 2008, the topic of which was women and children in poverty.  Event attendees expressed the need for a local, central repository for poverty information, so that the community could more easily access data about poverty and its far-reaching effects on individuals, families and society as a whole.

Below are links to resources, statistics and research, information on selected education tools and poverty-related local events, and a link summarizing feedback on the issue of poverty in Brown County gathered from the Poverty Summit.

For those seeking services, the best source of information is our online 2-1-1 database, which contains detailed information on thousands of Brown County programs.  To speak with a call center specialist directly, dial 2-1-1 from your telephone 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

To provide feedback on this page and/or suggestions on information to add to it, contact Sarah Inman at


Resources: Reference guides to local services

Statistics: National, state and local data, locally-produced reports

Research: Commissioned studies and briefs about the impacts of poverty

Education Tools: Poverty-related book lists, videos, etc.

Poverty Summit Feedback: Compilation of attendees' opinions about poverty in Brown County

Events: Poverty simulations, community reads, etc

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