New data released by Kentucky Youth Advocates shows improvement in multiple areas related to child economic security.
The Kentucky Kids Count study shows that Russell County saw an improvement in the number of children in poverty from 35.8 percent in 2015 to 26.6 percent in 2020.
This is for children in the county that fall below 100 percent of the federal poverty level.
Russell County also saw improvement in the percentage of children in low-income families, which is classified as living in families with income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
Russell County dropped from 58 percent between 2011-2015 to 53 percent in 2016-2020.