Here’s an important map from the Met Council, of “concentrated areas of poverty” and “racially concentrated areas of poverty.” You can see where these key spots are located throughout the metro, and why it might be important to focus transit/education/and other investments in these specific areas…
For example, see the recent (minor) changes made by the Transit Advisory Board to the funding formula, which calls for paying more attention to these areas.
Anyway, the key point here is that poverty is not evenly distributed throughout the Twin Cities. Just the opposite, in fact.
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