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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

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