Greater Boston has seen its poverty rate increase over the past 10 years from 8 percent in 2000 to 10 percent in 2010. Alan Berube, the report's co-author, said as poverty has spread, it has also become more concentrated.
"That is, more and more poor people living in very, very poor neighborhoods, where at least 40 percent of everybody in the neighborhood lives below the poverty line," he said.
That means there are 25,000 more people living in impoverished neighborhoods than there were 10 years ago.
Poverty also grew more concentrated in Lowell, Lawrence and Lynn.
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