1 in 4 Richmond residents live in poverty, according to census bureau

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — One in four Richmond residents lived in poverty in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

This puts Richmond at second place in the state in terms percentage of residents living in poverty.

According to the Census Bureau’s data, the poverty rate in Richmond last year was 24.6 percent.

This is only slightly lower than the poverty rate in Lynchburg, which is 24.8 percent.

The other areas topping the list were Roanoke, Montgomery County and Norfolk.

The census also found that the median household income increased over 5 percent in Richmond over that of 2014.

Nationally, in that time, the poverty rate dropped by 1.2 percent.

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