york county, sc at a glance
- 20% of working families with at least one worker live below the federal poverty level
- 21% of households in York County earn less than $25,000 a year
Why does financial stability matter?
- Almost three-quarter of respondents (70 percent) to the United Way of York County's 2015 Community Needs Assessment overwhelmingly identified “good paying jobs” as a “high need."
- The living wage for a family of three (i.e., one working parent and two children) in York County is $25.78 an hour.
- Children not raised in poverty enter school prepared to learn, have better behavioral and physical health, are less likely to engage with juvenile justice, and experience less hunger.