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Children in Poverty in Potter and Randall Counties

Amarillo, TX - Poverty for children is a much bigger problem in Potter County than it is in Randall County.

In Texas 23-percent of children under the age of 18 are considered to be living in poverty, with 30-percent of the children in Potter County in poverty, and only 10 percent are poor in Randall County.

According to a recent county health ranking report, children in Potter County's school system are more than twice as likely to be eligible for free lunches than in Randall County.

The median household income difference is more than 20-thousand dollars between the two counties.

Kids in Potter County are more likely to live in a single-parent household.

The differences in demographics in Potter and Randall, such as education, race, and population may be what causes the differences in the counties.

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