MEDIA REPORTS ON STATE OF THE CITIES
(Listed in reverse chronological order)
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"The economic boom of the 1990s put more money into the pockets of Beltrami County residents and lowered poverty levels. But it's still an expensive place in which to live. Median family incomes shot up 60.5 percent during the 1990s, according to 2000 data released last week from the U.S. Census Bureau. " The Pioneer, June 9, 2002. Author: Brad Swenson.
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"Metro Detroit showed the "most startling improvement" in prosperity of any region in the United States in the 1990s, says a new study based on 2000 Census data. Among the nation's 50 largest metro areas, Detroit ranked 21 in overall prosperity in 2000, a big jump from No. 36 a decade earlier. We vaulted past Dallas, Indianapolis, San Diego, Cleveland and Orlando. " Detroit Free Press, June 6, 2002. Author: TOM WALSH.
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"MIAMI -- While not as poor as before, the city of Miami is the poorest large city in the country, topping Newark, N.J. and New Orleans, according to the most recent census numbers. " The Associated Press, June 6, 2002.
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"Incomes rose and poverty rates declined across parts of the South and Midwest during the prosperous 1990s, though vast stretches of rural areas remained among the poorest in the nation. " The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 5, 2002.
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"ST. LOUIS ? The '90s boom pushed American incomes to new highs and poverty to new lows. By the end of 1999, the typical household earned $41,994, according to just-released census figures. That's the biggest increase since the '60s. Poverty, meanwhile, fell to levels not seen in 20 years. " The Christian Science Monitor, June 5, 2002. Author: Laurent Belsie.
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"Anchored by Chicago, the Midwest shook off the Rust Belt blues during the economic expansion of the 1990s, as metropolitan regions throughout the country's heartland experienced a surge in income, home size and educational levels while poverty levels dipped slightly, according to 2000 census data released Tuesday. " Chicago Tribune, June 5, 2002. Authors: David Mendell and Darnell Little.
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"WASHINGTON (AP) ?Incomes rose and poverty rates declined across parts of the South and Midwest during the prosperous 1990s, though vast stretches of rural areas remained among the poorest in the nation. " The Associated Press, June 4, 2002. Author: GENARO C. ARMAS.
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"The 1990's benefited Manhattan and Manhattanites far more than they helped the rest of New York City and much of the region. " The New York Times, May 24, 2002. Author: JANNY SCOTT.
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"New census numbers support what sprawling suburbs suggest: The Indianapolis metropolitan area grew richer in the 1990s, with median family income rising by 12.5 percent. " The Indianapolis Star , May 15, 2002. Author: Scott MacGregor.
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"Despite the record economic boom of the 1990s, California emerged from the decade divided more than ever into starkly distinct regions that are growing apart in terms of income, education and poverty. " The Mercury News, May 14, 2002. Authors: Sarah Lubman and Michael Bazeley.
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