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Financial Stability


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.