Monday, August 18, 2014

Within the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, the number of suburban neighborhoods where more than 20% of residents live below the federal poverty line more than doubled between 2000 and 2008-2012

Almost every major metro area saw suburban poverty not only grow during the 2000s but also become more concentrated in high-poverty neighborhoods. By 2008-2012, 38% of poor residents in the suburbs lived in neighborhoods with poverty rates of 20% or higher. For poor black residents in those communities, the figure was 53%.

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