Pew Trusts data on communities where poverty levels are highest.

Pew Charitable Trusts director Erin Currier has been leading a deep dive look at links between high-poverty neighborhoods and unemployment, poorer performing schools, and increased violence, and their role in risks to residents’ economic security.

Here, Currier looks at the "clustering" of high-poverty and low-poverty neighborhoods in subsections of metro areas, and notes that low-poverty areas tend to have greater income diversity than average. She writes:

Fewer than half of residents of low-poverty neighborhoods are top earners, but more than a third are in the middle, and about a fifth are in the bottom income tier.

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