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U.S. Poverty Rates Hit Record High

A supplemental report published by the U.S. Census Bureau on Nov. 7 found that for the first time, 16 percent — 49.1 million people—are living in poverty in the United States. Of that, about 28 percent of Black households lived in poverty in 2010. The heaviest concentration of poverty was in the South, where 18.5 million families were considered the poorest of the poor.

 

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