Skip to comments.Census outlines 'poverty areas': Which states hit hardest? (+video)
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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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.
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?