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Born poor in San Diego

Nearly 20 percent of children live in poverty

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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San Diego median household incomes topped the nation's last year — $67,871 to $56,516, but San Diego's cost of living is more than 42 percent higher — much worse than the nation's. Kelly Cunningham, an economist connected with National University, suspects that the San Diego poverty rate "is actually higher than it is portrayed" because of the high cost of living here.