While poverty rates remain higher in big cities and rural communities, the 2000s saw suburbs become home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the nation. Today the number of poor residents in suburbs outstrips the number in big cities by 3.4 million, and is double the size of the rural poor population. It is not that poverty has left inner cities or rural America. Instead it has spread to touch more people and places.
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