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New Home to Most Poor Americans: the 'Burbs

New Home to Most Poor Americans: the 'Burbs
Posted May 20th, 2013 @ 8:17am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The face of American poverty is now a suburban one, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. Researchers found that the number of people living in poverty in the suburbs soared 64% between 2000 and 2010, more than twice the rate of urban areas—meaning that now more poor people live in suburbs than in cities or rural areas, although the overall poverty rate remains higher in cities, the Miami Herald reports.

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