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Top 100 Metros: Click to explore interactive suburban poverty map

Tracking Suburban Poverty: Explore infographic snapshots of the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S., including:

  • Growth in number of poor people between 1970 and 2011
  • Change in the number of poor people in the city and suburbs
  • Change in poverty rate
  • Driving forces shaping poverty over time, such as population change, the economy, immigration, and housing
  • Implications on existing services and infrastructure like schools and transportation

National Suburban Poverty Infographic

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All photos in the gallery below are free for your use with attribution to The Brookings Institution: