BUFFALO, NY – The City of Good Neighbors ranks fourth when it comes to poverty in the U.S. The latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau shows nearly 27 percent of the population in the City of Buffalo live in poverty.
According to Business First, which compiled and did the ranking based on U.S. Census Bureau statistics from 2012, nearly 16,000 families in Buffalo are living in poverty.
Rochester ranked third. Detroit was number one, followed by Cleveland.
Dale Zuchlewski, executive director of the WNY Homeless Alliance, told 2 On Your Side, "You're seeing high-end jobs coming into Buffalo, which we need, but you also need those living wage jobs. There's a 160,000 jobs that pay less than $23,000 dollars a year."