Nearly half of children in the Rochester City School District are living in poverty, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new report by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program (SAIPE) says Rochester is the second most poverty stricken district in the United States. Detroit is number 1, and Buffalo has now joined the list as number 3.

Nearly half of children in the Rochester City School District are living in poverty, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The new report by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program (SAIPE) says Rochester is the second most poverty stricken district in the country. Detroit is number 1, and Buffalo is number 3.

The report says the youth poverty rate in Rochester is 45.8 percent and 15,570 children are living in poverty.

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