51%

the increase of the population in poverty in suburban counties since 2000

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: By comparison, urban counties saw a 31 percent increase and rural counties a 23 percent rise of populations in poverty since 2000. Despite this increase, the overall poverty rate in suburban counties (14%) is slightly lower than in rural (18%) and urban counties (17%).
Reference: For more information, read the 2018 Pew Research Center analysis, "5 Facts About U.S. Suburbs." "5 Facts About U.S. Suburbs."

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