advertisement

Kid-unfriendly recession

January 27, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST
Although Boone County has risen in the overall rankings of kid-friendly Missouri counties, it hasn’t escaped the impact of the economic recession. Boone County poverty rates, unemployment rates and number of children enrolled in free or reduced-price lunches have risen in the past year. Fortunately, Boone County is still faring better than Missouri as a whole.

RELATED STORIES: Report: Boone County ranks 10th in children's well-being

advertisements