Report: Poverty Hits Record Level


The number of Americans below poverty level has hit a new record, making up about 20.5 million people, the Associated Press reports.

Defined as individuals living at 50 percent or less of the official poverty level, 6.7 percent of the U.S. population – or one in 15 people – are considered to be the poorest of the poor. That’s the highest in the 35 years since the Census Bureau has tracked those figures, the wire said. Previous highs were in 2009 and 1993, when the poorest of the poor made up just over 6 percent of the U.S. population.

Neighborhoods in which at least 4 out of 10 people are living in poverty have stretched over broader areas and have increased in suburbs twice as fast as in cities, according to the AP.




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5 comments on “Report: Poverty Hits Record Level
  1. And how many of them will STILL vote for 0bama again?

  2. MARK says:

    LOOK PEOPLE WHEN YOU ELECT LIBNUT DUMBORATS THIS IS WHAT YOU GET ALL OF THE TIME NOT SOME OF THE TIME WHY? BECAUSE THIS IS WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO BECAUSE THEY HATE THIS COUNTRY AND WANT A SOCIALIST UTOPIA AMERICA. JUST LOOK AT OUR COUNTRY A ND THE STATE IT IS IN TODAY NEED I SAY MORE.

  3. MARK says:

    LIBNUT DUMBORATS ARE THE CAUSE OF THE DISASTER WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY.

  4. Guest says:

    Mark, you're a, nothing more, noting less tan a shmock! We don't have two parties at all! It's an illusion for shmocks like you! We have a ruling class who is betting on elections like at OTB on all whores-hosres and this is why they never lose any political race! So called "New" demos are noting more than old GOP. If you don't trust me, tan please read Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of our real government Federal Reserve: "Bill Clinton "Was the Best Republican President We Ever Had". Reported by Melanie – September 18, 2007. Any further Qs? Than think again if you ave some brain left!