18 Cities Where The Suburbs Are Rapidly Turning Into Slums

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During past recessions, American cities became centres of poverty and crime. But this time, it was the suburbs that suffered.Between 2000 and 2008, suburbs saw their poor populations grow by 25 per cent — almost five times faster than urban poverty growth, according to Brookings.

Urban gentrification is one factor driving poor people out of cities. Other factors include immigration dynamics, the availability of affordable housing and the decentralization of jobs that pay lower wages.

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title=”New York — 2.9% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”28.9% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

31.8% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Philadelphia — 4.5% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”43.9% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

48.4% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Dallas — 5.6% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”41.0% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

46.6% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Seattle — 5.7% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”60.7% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

66.4% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”San Francisco — 5.8% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”53.1% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

59.0% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”St. Louis — 5.9% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”68.5% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

74.4% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Washington D.C. — 6.6% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”60.9% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

67.5% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Tampa — 7.2% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”62.4% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

69.6% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Houston — 7.3% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”41.9% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

49.2% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Cincinnati — 7.6% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”62.7% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

70.2% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Minneapolis — Saint Paul — 8.0% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”46.0% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

54.0% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Rochester, NY — 8.3% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”47.8% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

56.0% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Atlanta — 8.6% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”75.9% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

84.5% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Detroit — 9.1% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”45.5% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

54.6% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”Chicago — 9.1% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”38.9% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

48.1% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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permalink=”baltimore-92-poverty-shift-to-suburbs-16″
title=”Baltimore — 9.2% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”41.1% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

50.4% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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permalink=”cleveland-93-poverty-shift-to-suburbs-17″
title=”Cleveland — 9.3% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”45.9% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

55.2% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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permalink=”new-orleans-13-poverty-shift-to-suburbs-18″
title=”New Orleans — 13% poverty shift to suburbs”
content=”44.7% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2000

57.7% of poor lived in the suburbs in 2008

Source: Brookings
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title=”These are normally things you see only in the developing world”
content=”A Shocking Satellite Tour Of The World’s Largest Slums >
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