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Poverty rate in NYC jumps in 2010.New census data reveal poverty in New York City rose in 2010.

While the QuickFacts from the 2010 US Census can tell us who is Black (26.6%), Hispanic (27%) and White (44.7%) the most startling number comes from the 2010 American Community Survey. The Survey tells us that 20.1% of New Yorkers live in poverty. One in Five people in New York City live in poverty! That is up from 18.7% in 2009. How high would the numbers be if the recession was not over?

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