More in Alabama in poverty, Census data shows

Birmingham News article

The economic downturn pushed more Alabamians into poverty and depressed household incomes overall, according to new 2009 census data released Tuesday.

"It's not good news," said Jim Carnes, spokesman for the anti-poverty advocacy group Alabama Arise in Montgomery. "We're seeing record numbers on food stamps and insurance programs, and there really is a direct correlation -- as the poverty rate increases, government services have a greater demand."

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