Report: Shelby County, Memphis poverty increases despite good economy

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 26, 2019 4:24 PM CT | Published: September 26, 2019 4:24 PM CT

Poverty rates for Memphis and Shelby County rose in the past year despite a strong statewide economy and even as Hispanic residents made significant progress, according to a report based on the latest Census figures.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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