Poor Families Moving to Urban Areas

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0  Updated at 9:47 am, July 8th, 2014 By: Managing Editor
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(BLACKFOOT, ID) – More and more low income families are moving to urban areas for more employment opportunities. Economist Dan Cravens tells Local News 8 that the increased demand for affordable housing is driving up the cost of living for both renters and homeowners. Officials say the number of poverty-stricken families in Bonneville and Bingham counties went up 10 percent from 2000 to 2010. Bannock County saw a 20 percent increase over the same period.