Suburban residents slump further below poverty line
America’s face of poverty continues to change: Nearly two-thirds more suburban residents now live below the poverty line than the number who did in 2000. Toledo-area suburbs have been among the hardest hit, with poverty rising more than 94 percent since then. Those are among the conclusions of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, a book by two Brookings Institution fellows who spent months poring over U.S. Census Bureau data to develop the latest picture of national poverty trends. The book is being released today.