Among the hardest-hit states are Louisiana, Mississippi and certain areas of Texas. States with the lowest poverty statistics include Wyoming, Hawaii, Minnesota and several East Coast states.
Though suburban areas are now home to one-third of America's poor, large cities have not been immune to the effects of the recession. Residents of cities like New York, Los Angeles and Miami have seen some of the biggest drops in personal income in the last year.
Crippling poverty rates in many of America's hardest-hit regions have been accompanied by several other disturbing trends for the middle class. Income inequality hit an all-time high before the recession, according University of California, Berkeley, economist Emmanuel Saez. States, faced with an estimated budget shortfall of $380 billion for 2011, have started to cut crucial services and have laid off thousands of workers.
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Answer by Anna92464 at 11:38 AM on Oct. 19, 2010
According to the map in your link, my particular area isn't the highest. Looks like the highest areas are near the border in my state.
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:40 PM on Oct. 19, 2010
Looks like the highest areas are near the border in my state.
I know of an AF base near the border where family members won't PCS if they can't get base housing because of the border issues/security issues in the town... It wasn't like that in the '90's.... A growing trend that could be related to the "poverty issue" in some geographic issues... Security concerns drives families away... Especially the ones who can afford to leave. Leaving behind those who can't afford to move to safer areas. Thus the issue isn't so much that poverty has increased.. More-so that wealth has left the area....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:45 PM on Oct. 19, 2010