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The dictionary describes poverty as a state of being extremely poor and being inferior in quality or insufficient in amount. When we hear poverty we immediately think inner city or rural America, some call it “The Ghetto!”  However, it’s been reported that it’s in the idyllic suburbs.

A record 15.4 million suburban residents lived below the poverty line last year, up 11.5% from the year before, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of Census data released Thursday. That’s one-third of the nation’s poor.

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