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Concentrated poverty measures the proportion of community residents living below poverty Concentrated poverty is related to many health outcomes. Residents of high-poverty neighborhoods have a life expectancy of approximately eight fewer years than non-poverty neighborhoods; they also suffer more preventable events such as infant mortality, pedestrian injuries, and homicide. Residents living in areas with high concentrations of poverty are often isolated from economic opportunities and marginalized in political decision-making, limiting their ability to effect community change. Residents often lack access to preventive medical services and live in unhealthy housing conditions and social isolation. Areas with concentrated poverty also often host unwanted land uses such as power plants, solid and hazardous waste sites, and bus yards. Freeways and other busy roadways often run through low-income neighborhoods resulting in disproportionately higher exposure to noise and air pollution. Household income data is available from the U.S. Census.
|Lower South Providence||49.6%||-|
|Upper South Providence||50.3%||-|