Report | Metropolitan Opportunity Series
New Census Data Show Few Metro Areas Made Progress Against Poverty in 2013
September 19, 2014,
According to an analysis of 2013 American Community Survey, four years into an economic recovery, most major metro areas had yet to make progress toward reducing poverty to pre-recession levels. Where gains did occur, they tended to happen in big cities, further accelerating a long-term trend in the suburbanization of U.S. poverty and the challenges that accompany it.