A picture of poverty from 2015 census data
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Friday, September 30, 2016
More than half the children in Buffalo – 54 percent – lived in poverty in 2015, up 7 percentage points from the year before.
New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate nearly 32,000 children are poor. That’s almost enough to fill downtown’s KeyBank Center – twice.
Overall, one-third of all Buffalo residents are considered poor. Only Detroit and Cleveland have higher poverty rates than Buffalo among large cities.
Despite Buffalo’s renaissance along the waterfront, on the medical campus and in certain neighborhoods, the city has a higher overall poverty rate than it did 10 years ago.