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09/30/2010 12:37 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

American Community Survey Data Details Effects Of Recession On Coloradans

The results of U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, released earlier this week, paint a stark picture of the recession's effect on Colorado.

The survey shows that 12.9% of Coloradans are now living below the poverty level. That's up from 11.2% in 2008. Meanwhile, median household income has fallen 9% over the last ten years.

The growth in poverty levels among children was even greater, increasing by 4% to 18% from 2008 to 2009.

The state has the 31st highest poverty rate in the country. Nationally, the percent living below poverty rose 1% to 14.3%.

Scroll through the slideshow below to see how poverty rates Colorado's most populous counties have changed since 2008:

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