1370 Connection: Rochester's High Poverty Rate

A new report says Rochester's poverty rate is at 29.4%. Only Buffalo has a higher poverty rate among New York's cities measuring 29.9%.

Monroe County's poverty rate is 13.1% according to the report. New York State has an overall poverty rate of 13.8% and is ranked 17th in the country.

Click here for a snapshot of Rochester poverty statistics.

Click here for a snapshot of Monroe County poverty statistics.

The report was released by the advocacy group New York State Community Action Association. Hear from the group's Executive Director Denise Harlow live on 1370 Connection beginning at Noon on WXXI-AM 1370. 

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