Child Poverty in 2006: How Do Connecticut Cities Measure Up?

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Authors: Taby Ali

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Recently-released data from the U.S. Census Bureau finds that Hartford no longer has the ignoble distinction of having the second highest child poverty rate among United States cities of 100,000 or more persons. Hartford now ranks 6th highest.

Despite Hartford's apparent improvement in rank, the proportion of Hartford children living in poverty is reported to have actually increased slightly – by 2.1 percentage points (about 5%). Hartford's relative improvement in its ranking stems, instead, from that fact that four other US cities increased their rates of child poverty even more than did Hartford.