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New Census figures on Philly neighborhoods show inequality, high numbers of whites living in poverty

December 6, 2018

By Staff

In grim and startling detail, a new five-year federal survey of poverty in Philadelphia shows a city still not recovered from the Great Recession — with white poverty exploding, inequality becoming the norm, and an out-of-the-way neighborhood experiencing some of the worst ravages of privation.

Being released on Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau‘s American Community Survey (ACS) Five-Year Estimate for 2013 through 2017 takes a microscope to the city’s formidable 26 percent poverty rate, revealing fault lines of distress and hardship.

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