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IUPUI: increase in poverty rate in central Indiana

A new report from The Polis Center at IUPUI shows an increase in the poverty rate in central Indiana. Released Thursday, The Changing Landscape of Poverty says 14 percent of residents lived below the poverty threshold in 2017, compared to nine percent in 1970.

The largest increases, according to the report, are coming in older suburbs, or interstate neighborhoods built in the 1960’s-70’s, which account for one-third of all people in poverty in central Indiana.

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