Top 100 metro areas by percent change in the suburban poor population

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New Census Data Show Few Metro Areas Made Progress Against Poverty in 2013

September 19, 2014, Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes

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.

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