Friday, July 14, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SURVEY SEYZ KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE POVERTY SPREADING TO SUBURBS!!!
A recent collection of data offers an important perspective on the efficacy of so many local development, corporate welfare and tax breaks schemes which have failed to spark sustainable economic growth for communities throughout the greater Kansas City metro area.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY POVERTY SPREADS TO THE SUBURBS AS NEIGHBORHOOD INCOME LEVELS TREND DOWNWARD THROUGHOUT THE METRO!!!
Go-Go newsies desperate to cater to their sponsors don't offer this kind of perspective because their mission is mostly about getting people to buy junk from their sponsors.
However . . . We want to thank real estate peeps who sent THIS KANSAS CITY SPECIFIC INFO our way along with a link for further reading regarding the big picture throughout the nation.
Kansas City, MO has 68 more high-poverty neighborhoods compared to 2000
The nationwide shift in poverty from high-density urban areas to low- and medium-dense suburbs will lead to new challenges for cities as these areas are less likely to have public transportation and social safety net programs
- Kansas City, MO had 73 high-poverty neighborhoods in 2000. The number of high-poverty neighborhoods increased to 141 in 2015
- From 2005-2015, poverty in Kansas City, MO shifted from high-density to medium- and low-density neighborhoods. 55% of Kansas City, MO's high-poverty neighborhoods were in high-density urban centers in 2005, but this fell to 35% in 2015
The poor population in dense urban areas has not decreased. Rather, the poor population living in less dense areas has increased. Although suburban poverty is not new, as it continues to grow, many cities lack the capacity and resources to tackle suburban poverty. Our analysis shows that suburban poverty has grown over the past fifteen years in metros across the United States, and is not a problem that will disappear anytime soon.
The full report can be viewed at this link: Poverty in the Suburbs: Are Cities Prepared to Deal with the Growing Problem?
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