A family of four (two adults and two kids) living in Guilford County is classified as living in poverty when the household makes a combined $24,600. That same family would have to make over $60,000 in order to afford basic needs without public or private assistance.
That’s a big gap. And filling it requires more than an education and higher paying job. That’s why we partnered with United Way of North Carolina to conduct a statewide study that shines the light on this often unknown struggle many families face.
Did you know? The Self-Sufficiency Standard Report for Guilford County shows the level of income families need to be economically self-sufficient depends both on family composition—the number of adults, the number of children, and the children’s ages—and where they live. Table 1 below illustrates how substantially the Standard varies by family type by showing the Standard for four different family configurations in Guilford County.
MEDIA COVERAGE: 2020 SELF-SUCCIFIENCY STANDARD
REPORTS AND RESOURCES
Do you know how much it takes to be self-sufficient in your county? – download this worksheet and enter what you think it costs for basics in your county and compare the data.