New study on Rochester: The Fifth Poorest City in Country

In the hopes of highlighting the effects that poverty is having on the region as a whole, the Rochester Area Community Foundation on Tuesday morning released its 50-page analysis of poverty in the greater Rochester area.

“Maybe you’ve heard people use this term about crime — that perception of crime is worse than reality,” said Ed Doherty, vice president of community programs for the Community Foundation. “I believe with poverty, it’s sort of the opposite. The perception understates the reality.”

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