The number of poor residents of new York exceeds the population of Philadelphia

The number of poor residents of new York exceeds the population of Philadelphia

To live in new York not all good.

A new report from the Furman Center of new York University examines poverty and its spatial concentration in new York, including the recent changes in the level of poverty by regions and demographic groups. According to the data obtained in the last five years the level of poverty in the region increased significantly, although it remains below the level in 2000. More specifically, about 1.7 million residents new York now live below the poverty line. For comparison, the entire population of Philadelphia, one of the oldest and most densely populated cities in the U.S., is 1.56 million.

In approximately 20% of new York neighborhoods- at least 30% of households live below the Federal poverty line. Even more alarming is the fact that the situation of concentration of poverty worsened between 2010 and 2015.

The poverty level in new York is higher than the figure for the whole country. This applies particularly to children and the elderly.

The report States that 30 percent of children in NYC live in poor families. This, in turn, leads to increased crime and decrease the efficiency of education. Children from disadvantaged areas are more likely to face obstacles on your way up the social ladder, which in itself is not a positive phenomenon in the life of the city.

The poverty rate for the elderly in new York (18%) is twice the level of poverty in the United States (9%). The report also revealed significant racial differences among people living in poverty. Among the black and Hispanic population of new York is much higher incidence of poverty than among white and Asian residents of the metropolis.