suburban poverty*At one time, the suburbs represented a comfy living away from the hustle and bustle of the city that suggested the suburbanites had substantial resources to separate them from others.

Now…not so much.

According to the Huffington Post, the middle class has taken such a blow in this economy that the suburbs is no longer a separation from the city, they’re merely an extension of it.

The Brookings Institution, produced a report that shows “the suburban poverty rate in America has climbed by 64 percent over the past decade, more than twice as fast as the poverty rate in urban areas.”