13 Major Suburbs Where Poverty Is Soaring

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13 Major Suburbs Where Poverty Is Soaring
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13 Major Suburbs Where Poverty Is Soaring

The number of poor households in the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio increased 109% to 97,581 from 2000 to 2011.

The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Dallas increased 111% to 474,023 from 2000 to 2011.

Dallas metro area includes Fort Worth and Arlington. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Charlotte, N.C. increased 113% to 140,760 from 2000 to 2011.

Charlotte metro area also includes Gastonia and Rock Hill. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Detroit, Mich. increased 115% to 453,784 from 2000 to 2011.

Detroit metro area also includes Warren and Livonia. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Minneapolis, Minn. increased 128% to 204,901 from 2000 to 2011.

Minneapolis metro area also includes St. Paul and Bloomington. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Provo, Utah increased 129% to 39,784 from 2000 to 2011.

Provo metro area also includes Orem. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

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The number of poor households in Boise City, Idaho increased 130% to 62,459 from 2000 to 2011.

The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Phoenix, Ariz. increased 134% to 275,085 from 2000 to 2011.

Phoenix metro area also includes Mesa and Glendale. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Denver, Colo. increased 138% to 163,434 from 2000 to 2011.

Denver metro area also includes Aurora and Broomfield. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Las Vegas increased 139% to 214,883 from 2000 to 2011.

The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Salt Lake City, Utah increased 142% to 115,109 from 2000 to 2011.

The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

The number of poor households in Austin, Texas ballooned 143% to 103,248 from 2000 to 2011.

Austin metro area also includes Round Rock and San Marcos. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."

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Atlanta suburban poverty rose 159% to 780,078 from 2000 to 2011 –– by far the fastest growth in suburban poverty in the nation.

Atlanta metro area also includes Sandy Springs and Marietta. The increase in poverty was tracked by the Brookings Institute in "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America."
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