Poverty Grows In Suburbs

Suburban growth is squeezing out middle-class families.
October 18, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"For the first time, the number of poor people in the suburbs almost equals the number in cities at the center of metropolitan areas.The stronghold of middle-class America for more than 50 years, suburbs now are home to an increasing number of the very poor and the very rich, according to a report to be released today by the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington, D.C. The share of suburbanites living in middle-income neighborhoods dropped from 75% in 1980 to 61% in 2000, according to the Brookings report. During the same period, the percentage of people living in poor and affluent suburbs increased."

Thanks to Kurt Paulsen

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Published on Monday, October 18, 2004 in USA Today
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