Lipovu is one of the poorest communities in Dolj; most residents of the commune are beneficiaries of social assistance provided by the state.

The standard of living of people is extremely low.

Demographic studies show that the population comprises a large proportion of elderly people, many of whom are pensioners, with young people choosing to emigrate for a better life in other countries or even cities in Romania with greater employment opportunities. 

Village elders say that there was once steady jobs with many people employed in agriculture or animal husbandry.