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Census outlines 'poverty areas': Which states hit hardest? (+video)
csm ^ | 6-30-2014 | Daniel B. Wood

Posted on 07/01/2014 8:16:08 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

One in 4 people have lived in poverty areas in recent years. Experts point to the Great Recession, in particular housing and job challenges, as factors behind the census numbers.

The number of US residents living in “poverty areas” has jumped significantly since 2000, according to a Census Bureau report released Monday.

According the 2000 Census, less than 1 in 5 people lived in poverty areas. But more recently, 1 in 4 residents have lived in these areas, according to census data collected from 2008 to 2012.

The Census Bureau defines a poverty area as any census tract with a poverty rate of 20 percent of more.

Sociologists and other analysts point to the Great Recession, in particular housing and job challenges, as well as slow and uneven growth since the recession.

According to the report, blacks; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and those of “some other race” were the groups most likely to live in poverty areas. However, whites experienced the largest increase in terms of those living in poverty areas. In 2000, 11.3 percent of whites lived in poverty areas. By 2008-12, 20.3 percent did.

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President Obama can blame Senator Obama for 2008, but 2009-2012 is all President Obama. Thanks Bro!
1 posted on 07/01/2014 8:16:08 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

If we still have “poverty” in the U.S., what the hell is the community organizer and his commie ‘RATS doing importing more of it? That’s flat retarded.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 8:20:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Citizen Zed

What a dumb statistic. Notice that the number of people living in a “poverty area” decreased in DC during this period. This is almost certainly due to gentrification. Does anyone think gentrification is the solution to economic problems?


3 posted on 07/01/2014 8:20:42 PM PDT by SSS Two
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To: FlingWingFlyer
were importing the sick and wounded so that saint O bama May HEAL them..


4 posted on 07/01/2014 8:26:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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