Importing Poverty

By Mark Krikorian on April 5, 2011

In news sort of related to today's new CIS welfare report comes this disturbing information in the latest Rural Migration News:

The Fresno county city of San Joaquin has a higher share of children under 18 than any other California city, 41 percent compared to the state average of 25 percent. Orange Cove has the second-highest share of children. Both cities are over 95 percent Hispanic, and both have per capita incomes lower than the per capita income of Mexico, which was $10,000 in 2009, or $14,000 at purchasing power parity. Per capita income in San Joaquin was $8,000, and $7,500 in Orange Cove.

So we now have communities with lower per capita incomes than Mexico. But don't worry — I'm sure it'll all work out fine.