"Census figures in region show poor getting poorer" - Includes Quote From PathWays PA
By Alfred Lubrano and Dylan Purcell
Inquirer Staff Writers
The poor got poorer and the well-off didn't get any better in the Philadelphia region in 2009, according to U.S. census figures released Tuesday.To read the full article, visit the Inquirer's website.
Philadelphia retained its unwanted position as the poorest among the country's 10 largest cities, with a poverty rate of 25 percent. Making a bad situation worse, the number of children in poverty under age 18 in the city fell to one in three.