Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Poverty rate: Waukesha County low: 4%, Milwaukee high: 24.4%


Nearly one in four residents of Milwaukee lived in poverty in 2007 according to U.S. Census estimates released Tuesday. The city had the seventh highest poverty rate - 24.4% - among places with a population of more than 250,000.

Meanwhile, in Waukesha County, one in 25 residents lived in poverty. The county's 4% poverty rate was fifth lowest among counties with populations over 250,000.


Chart shows that more children were insured in 2007 than 2006, and medicaid insured was lower in 2007, indicating more were insured by private insurance? 


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