Research: Urban Cores Are Getting Wealthier Than Their Surrounding Suburbs

March 6, 2015

According to USA Today, the long-standing concept of the urban-suburban divide in education, income, and race “is being turned on its head as college-educated Millennials crowd into U.S. cities.”

Data came from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center Demographics Research Group.

“For most cities, the downtown was the poorest, least educated place,” Luke Juday, an analyst for the research group, told USA Today. He adds that a new “donut” is forming, one where the center is a thriving urban core with a ring of suburbs of older housing, older residents, and more poverty surrounding it.

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