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Changes in poverty in Tampa Bay

Seven of the 10 largest increases in the poverty rate in Tampa Bay came in suburban and rural areas, a new Brookings Institution analysis of U.S. Census data indicates. In contrast, several urban areas saw poverty levels fall over the last decade. The census tracts shown below had a significat change in poverty from 2000 to the 2005-2009 American Community Survey. In red areas, the poverty rate worsened, and in green areas it improved.

Read more: Pockets of severe poverty intensify and spread around Tampa Bay area

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