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Poverty in suburbs increases

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It's easy to associate the words poor or poverty with the inner city. A new study by a non-profit shows a number of the poor live in suburban areas, including here in the Tucson metro area.

The Brookings Institution studied 100 metropolitan cities in the U.S. There findings were released in a book. They believe the high numbers of poverty in the suburbs is due to several things. They include, struggling economy, lower housing prices and immigration.

The Tucson metro area from 2000 to 2011 saw a more than 80% increase in poverty levels.

The numbers are nothing new to the folks at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. They have seen this trend for the last few years.

"We just saw it because of the demand, rising in the rural communities and we have been sending out more and more food," said Bill Carnegie President of the Community Food Bank.

To learn more about the report. You can click the link below.

http://www.brookings.edu/research/books/2013/confrontingsuburbanpovertyinamerica

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