Poverty rates higher in rural America than in cities

Posted on January 9, 2013

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In 2007, the percentage of rural Americans living in poverty was 15.8. In 2011, after four harsh recession years, that number jumped to 18.3 percent–roughly 10.4 million newly impoverished people.

More Americans in rural counties were living in poverty than in cities. But the poverty rate grew faster in urban settings.

For complete stats and charts, click over to the Daily Yonder.

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