Utah’s poverty rate climbs to 13.5 percent of population - Census data • 25% of Washington County children live below the federal poverty line, as do 43% of the state’s single mothers.

13 September 2012 Published in What's New?

Petra Ullmann didn't anticipate she'd one day be barely scraping by when she moved to Utah from Germany in 2005.

The 45-year-old mother of three moved to the U.S. to join her husband in Midvale, where the couple worked together rearing their daughters, now ages 11, 13 and 15.

But what started out as a happy beginning soured last November, when the couple separated and filed for divorce. The bad news then kept coming for Ullmann.

pdfUtah's poverty rate climbs to 13.5 percent of population (SLT, 9-26-12)

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pdfMcEntee: C'mon, Utah, we can do more to help the poor (Salt Lake Tribune, 9-26-12)