Last week, MSN Monday shared findings of 24/7 Wall St., which used United States Census Bureau figures to determine which metopolitan city in each of the fifty states is home to the highest increase in concentrated poverty.
“Encouragingly, the share of Americans living both below the poverty line and in a neighborhood with a poverty rate of at least 40% — referred to as concentrated poverty or extreme poverty — declined from 14.0% to 11.6%. However, some cities did not track with the national trend. In 41 states there was at least one metro area that reported an uptick in concentrated poverty between 2010 and 2016.”
Those 41 states include Ohio. The highest increase between 2010 and 2016, according to the article, was in Mansfield. Two neighborhoods reached the 40% threshold in that period of time, it shared.