Poverty is growing fastest in the suburbs — both nationwide and in the Dayton region — and Fairborn and Xenia are among the hardest hit suburban cities in the area, according to new data released today.
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Poverty rates in suburbs
Average poverty rates of some of Dayton’s larger suburbs, based on a three-year average (2008-2010) taken from the American Community Survey. Margins of error in the survey make rankings approximate.
Fairborn — 25.4 percent
Trotwood — 17.7 percent
Riverside — 17.6 percent
Centerville — 10.8 percent
Kettering — 9.8 percent
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Brookings Institution