Buffalo Among Cities with Highest Concentration of Minorities Living in Poverty
Apparently, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region has a higher number of minorities living in poverty than most other cities in the country. Syracuse, Detroit, Rochester, Milwaukee, Fresno and Cleveland are in the same boat.
The Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro area is among the ten metropolitan areas with the "highest concentration of Hispanic poverty", according to Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty, and Public Policy study.
And apparently, things are not on the upswing for those living in poverty, especially minorities. The concentration of African-American poverty in the area jumped about 16 percent from 2000 to 2013. In 2013, the African-American poverty rate was 46.4 percent, according to the study via WIVB.