Where We Live: Poverty in the Suburbs
By 2010, over 15% of the nation’s population lived below the poverty line
By the end of 2010, over 15 percent of the nation’s population lived below the federal poverty line— that's just over $22 thousand dollars for a family of four.
...and the number of those poor people living in the suburbs increased by 25%. New research from the Brookings Institute explores how poverty is shifting from inner cities to the suburbs.
Today, we’ll explore these trends. We’ll look at New England cities, which have a higher poverty rate than the national, average - and see what’s happening in Connecticut suburbs.