Poverty and Education

While education can increase an individuals income it is also a means for reducing poverty. Nearly one of every four high school dropouts lives in poverty in Cowlitz County. Goal: ≤ state rate

Dropout Rate

Cowlitz County has been successful in lowering its dropout rate to below the rate for Washington State. Goal: ≤ state rate

Families in Poverty

More than than 50% of single female head of households live in poverty and especially if they have children under five years of age. Goal: ≤ state rate