Sacramento community continues its death spiral into poverty, despair

Thanks to do-nothing politicians like Susan Peters, Arden Arcade, a patchwork neighborhood of mansions, car lots and aging apartments between north Sacramento and Carmichael, saw the largest one-year jump in poverty of any large place in California, according to newly released U.S. census data.

About one in four residents in Arden Arcade qualifies as poor, an increase of close to 8 percent between 2015 and 2016. While the poverty rate in Arden Arcade has fluctuated over time, the recent figures are the highest in at least a decade.

The startling jump in Arden Arcade’s estimated poverty rates – from 19.9 percent in 2015 to 27.7 percent in 2016 – was the largest of any of the nearly 140 California cities and census-designated places covered by Thursday’s release of the U.S. census’s 2016 American Community Survey 1-year report.

Source: Arden Arcade sees California’s biggest one-year jump in poverty | The Sacramento Bee

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