Jackson Heights Post:Nearly 20 Percent of Elmhurst/Corona Residents Live Below Federal Poverty Line: Report


March 25, 2021

Nearly 20 percent of residents who live in the greater Elmhurst and Corona areas are living below the federal poverty line, according to a new report.

The report, released today by the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, looked at five neighborhoods — Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst-Maspeth, Corona and North Corona — and noted that the majority of residents in these neighborhoods work in low-paying jobs.

About 50 percent of households earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. For a family of three this represents $40,840 per year.

Given the low wages, 18.9 percent of residents in the five collective neighborhoods live at or below the poverty line. A family of three is considered as living below the federal poverty line if the household earns less than $20,420 per year.

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