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DATABASE: Change in poverty rate, 1999-2008
The chart below lists the 100 most populous metro areas in the United States and the change in their poverty rates from 1999 to 2008. Each metro area is divided into cities and suburbs. Columns can be sorted by clicking on them. A 2010 Brookings Institution study shows the suburbs became home to an increasing number of poor people over the previous decade.