County poverty down, Census Bureau says

Numbers for Columbia trend upward but outside margin of error
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | 2:22 p.m. CDT; updated 1:58 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

About 5,000 fewer Boone County residents were living in poverty in 2006 than in 2005, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, but the number of Columbians in poverty rose by more than 600.