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FS-Ind. 1.1: % of Story County residents below the federal poverty level

20.9%FY 2020

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Story Behind the Curve

United Ways of Iowa conducted the ALICE study that was released in 2016. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The cost of living is higher than many wages pay and quite a lot higher than the Federal Poverty Level. The study showed that 42% of the population of Story County was either living in poverty or ALICE. For more information, please visit

FY20-21 note: This data is not yet available for 2020. The Census Bureau notes: "The Census Bureau will not release its standard 2020 ACS 1-year estimates because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection. Experimental estimates, developed from 2020 ACS 1-year data, will be available on the ACS Experimental Data webpage no later than November 30th."

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