Although Marin is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, a significant percentage of our children and families are living in poverty. While Marin’s median family income is more than $40,000 above the statewide average, 23% of Marin households can’t even afford the basic cost of living here (food, housing, transportation, child care and healthcare).
Nearly 16,000 Marin households are living below the “California Self-Sufficiency Standard.” (Of these, almost 90% have at least one worker. Only 1.1% receive public assistance and just 5.2% receive food stamps.) These families are struggling, and so are their children.