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1 in 5 Wadena County seniors live in poverty

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One out of every five Wadena County senior citizens is living in poverty, according to a report by the Central Minnesota Council on Aging.

Using data from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey, the council showed that 20.2 percent of people age 65 and older in Wadena County have income below the poverty line - more than twice as high as the state average (9.63 percent) and the highest in the Council's 14-county service area, which averages 10.72 percent.

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