Poverty and the suburbs

Poverty rates have risen sharply across most of the region since the recession began in 2007, according to new census data. That increase matches a nationwide trend in large metro areas, where suburban poverty has grown almost as fast as in urban cores. Read related article

Percent of population living in poverty
Source: American Community Survey. The Washington Post. Published on September 21, 2012, 8:04 p.m.
 
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