Memphis-area poverty rate drops slightly

But ‘in general it’s pretty flat and resistant to change,’ expert says

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 19, 2020 5:51 PM CT | Published: September 19, 2020 1:40 PM CT

Even with declines in the poverty rate for Memphis and Shelby County, there is not much movement on who is poor and where they live.


Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet Gregory Miles Blumenthal Elena Delavega University of Memphis David Jordan Agape Reginald Milton South Memphis Alliance
Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.

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