Sharp decline in median income

The Disappearing Class

Median income is the amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount. The median income in the US is $63,179. In Louisiana it is $46,145. In Baton Rouge it is $38,790.

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is the median income of Baton Rouge, $22,000 less than the national average.



of working families under 200% of the poverty line

of jobs that are low-wage



With your support, you are helping our organization in more ways than one. Not only are you helping raise awareness about this Driver of Poverty, but you are also contributing toward our programs focused on helping lift communities out of poverty. 


As a partner, you can help us by utilizing your network to raise awareness and provide institutional knowledge around this Driver. We invite you to join the coalition to change the narrative on Equal Pay by attending our Living Room Session or the mural unveiling event. At these events we will have opportunities for you to share your truth on this Driver. 

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