The number of rural poor in China dropped by nearly 67 million from 2010 to 2012, according to a State Council's report. The report said that by the end of 2012, there were nearly 100 million rural residents still living in poverty, according to China's (Xinhua) News Agency. Per capita annual net income in key poverty counties increased from 3,273 yuan about (537 US dollars) to 4,602 yuan about (753 US dollars) in the 2010 to 2012 period, an annual growth of 18.6%. Rural education has moved forward. At the end of 2012, 97% of children at age of 7-15 in key counties had attended school.