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Old 09-30-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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Just read this article in the NY Daily News. The 2010 Census indicated that the 16th Congressional District of the Bronx (the area commonly referred to since the 70s as the "South Bronx" rising to Fordham Rd, although geographically much larger than just the southern extreme of the borough) has a poverty rate of 38%, the highest of any district in the nation.

South Bronx is poorest district in nation, U.S. Census Bureau finds: 38% live below poverty line

I read the article and have a few comments:

1-Is this up or down versus 2000?

2-How have the other income ranges fared in this district? For example, are we seeing growth in the upper/middle/working income population in this district, or a further decline since 2000? This will tell you whether others are moving in, or if it is simply becoming more concentrated with the destitute.

3-The scariest part is that the bulk of this population is desperately poor despite (or maybe due to?) the extremely broad social programs which are not nearly as accessible/generous in other parts of the country.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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High five Guy!

We made it.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Hehe...we been here for generations...I think the haze has you twisted a bit. Our new slogan should be "#1 in Poverty Since 1975"
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Hehe...we been here for generations...I think the haze has you twisted a bit. Our new slogan should be "#1 in Poverty Since 1975"
LOL yeah your right.

Hmm I would have tought Appalachia would have more poverty.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Me too...that's what makes it all the more scary. I don't call it "SoBroke" for nothin.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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The Census will also show that the poverty rate for the whole country has jumped to the highest level since the 1960's and that incomes across the country are declining. As long as incomes keep dropping,the poverty rate will continue to grow.

Welcome to the 21st century USA.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Well,according to Wikipedia,the poverty rate for the area in 2000 was 42.2%.

So,if it's true and the rate has decreased in The South Bronx by 4% while it has gone up nationally,it's actually a very,very positive sign.

Wonder why THE Daily News didn't have the headline say "South Bronx Poverty Rate Drops By 4%, Bucking National Upward Trend " ? OR "Bronx Poverty Rate Plummets While National Poverty Rate Explodes"

New York's 16th congressional district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
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High five Guy!

We made it.
wow, this guy said we made it...
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Bluedog if that is in fact true, then the headline could have also easily been what you proposed. What that tells me is the poverty is actually declining in the area, and presumable, higher incomes are growing.

I think both angles are equally relevant, but I think whichever angle they went with, they should have addressed the flip side..but they chose not to.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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High five Guy!

We made it.
Just great, just great 35 years going strong!
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