|Children Living in Areas of Concentrated Poverty||23 February, 2012|
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Montana’s kids can’t realize their full potential without the support of strong families and communities. Yet, research shows that children who live in areas of concentrated poverty are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. In its first data snapshot of the year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT explores the increased number of children living in America's high-poverty communities. The new snapshot includes the latest concentrated-poverty data for states and for the 50 largest cities, as does the KIDS COUNT Data Center, a source for the most recent national, state and local data on hundreds of indicators of child well-being. Read the report at www.aecf.org.