Poverty in Potter County Almost Three Times More Than Randall

Potter County Commissioner Joe Kirkwood
Potter County Commissioner Joe Kirkwood

Potter County has nearly three times as many people living in poverty than Randall County.

That, according to numbers released today by the US Census Bureau.

The census bureau reports in Potter County, more than 23 thousand people are impoverished.

Compare that with Randall county, which has a little more than eight thousand people living in poverty.

So what is being done to alleviate the problem?

One Potter County Commissioner says countless programs in Amarillo work to help people get by. Joe Kirkwood says opening clinics to help people get affordable health care when their jobs do not provide it can contribute to getting the poverty levels down.