Suburbs See Rise in Kids in Poverty

2008 Census estimates reveal that in the city center of Fort Worth, Texas, the number of school-age children living in poverty has dropped whereas the surrounding suburban communities have seen increasing numbers.

Area housing trends reflect the change as well.

"New housing developments in urban city centers, such as downtown Fort Worth, tended in the past few years to be town homes or condos, which are not typically associated with families.

But suburban areas had many single-family home developments popping up. So with the availability of subprime mortgages, many working families moved from the city to the suburbs, she said."

Thanks to Wren W

Full Story: Number of poor children rose in Tarrant suburbs, census data show

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.
$55.00
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00