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Poverty in the Suburbs Rampant in Two Utah Locations

Two Utah cities are in the top 10 of a national survey -- though they'd prefer not to be.

Provo is number 8...and Salt Lake, number 3...on a list of cities where poverty -- in the suburbs -- is skyrocketing.

According to the Brookings Institution, the percentage of those in poverty, living just outside Provo -- in the suburbs -- jumped 128-percent from 2000 to 2011.

The Salt Lake suburbs' jump, over the same period, was 142-percent.

Other western cities in the top 10 include: Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Boise.

 

 

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