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Dec 15, 2010 11:19 AM by Greg Boyce

Colorado poverty up

DENVER (AP) - New census data shows that the number of neighborhoods with a significant number of people living in poverty has doubled in Colorado over the last decade.

The Census Bureau looked at the number of neighborhoods where at least 20 percent of residents were living in poverty. The Denver Post reported that the results released Tuesday show that the number of those neighborhoods increased from one in 10 to one in five. The number of neighborhoods where at least 30 percent of children live in poverty nearly tripled.

Tom Keith told the newspaper that his apartment complex has changed dramatically during the recession. He said big families, including some who've lost their homes through foreclosures, are now crammed into one apartment.

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