The Persistence of Poverty in a "Comeback City"

THE PERSISTENCE OF POVERTY IN A “COMEBACK CITY” Most people would agree that the city of Cleveland has been on the upswing in many visible ways in recent years. Several city neighborhoods are now attracting well-educated young people who would not have considered “city living” ten years ago. And many new businesses have followed those new residents into these neighborhoods. At the same time, Cleveland’s downtown and University Circle districts are generating significant new development and thousands of new jobs. Why is it, then, that the city of Cleveland remains among the very poorest big cities in America? A new US Census Bureau report shows that Cleveland, with a poverty rate of 36.9%

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