Franklin County http://www.kplu.org en Some Washington counties are struggling with high poverty rates http://www.kplu.org/post/some-washington-counties-are-struggling-high-poverty-rates <p>New figures on poverty from the Census Bureau show big differences between counties in Washington state.</p><p>Counties in the Puget Sound region had a lower poverty rate than the nation as a whole in 2011. The rate for counties around Seattle didn’t change much compared with 2010.</p><p>It’s a different story in other parts of the state. Franklin County in eastern Washington had a 30 percent poverty rate – twice the national rate.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:02:20 +0000 Ashley Gross 6418 at http://www.kplu.org