ALICE is an acronym for Assett Limited, Income Constrained, Employed
How has the number of ALICE households changed over time?
ALICE are households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living. Combined, the number of ALICE and poverty-level households equals the total population struggling to afford basic needs. The number of ALICE threshold changes over time; households above, in and out of poverty, and ALICE status as their circumstances improve or worsen. The recovery which started in 2010 has been uneven across the state. Conditions have improved for some families, but with rising costs, many still find themselves struggling.
What types of households are struggling?
The way Americans live is changing. There are more different family and living combinations than ever before, including more adults living alone, with roommates, or with their parents. Families with children are changing: there are more non-married cohabiting parents, same-sex parents, and blended families with remarried parents. The number of senior households is also increasing. Yet all types of households continue to struggle: ALICE and poverty-level households exist across all of these living arrangements.
for Missaukee County ALICE Statistics
for Wexford County ALICE Statistics