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Poverty in suburnan areas becoming more common, the Miami Herald reports:
Across the country, the poverty rate is surging in the suburbs, where the number of poor people is growing much faster than in central cities — a largely unrecognized reversal that calls for a retooling of federal anti-poverty, economic development and transit funding, the Brookings Institution has found.
In a book released Monday, researchers at the non-partisan think tank’s Metropolitan Policy Program say the poor population in U.S. suburbs increased 64 percent between 2000 and 2010, or more than twice the rate of the increase in the urban poor population. More poor people now live in suburbs than in big cities or rural areas, the book says.
That dramatic trend is evident in only some pockets of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. But that’s not good news, since poverty rates in numerous towns and cities across the region already significantly exceed the U.S. poverty rate of 15 percent.
The study looked at two measures: the increase in population below the federal poverty line, and the poverty rate, which is the percentage of overall population that is poor.