Ten Cities With the Greatest Growth in Poor Neighborhoods -- Including One in Colorado

The toll the tough economy has taken on American cities is the subject of a new Brookings Institution report. Included is a list of the ten communities showing the largest increase of neighborhoods with 20 percent poverty rates or above from 2000 to 2012 -- and unfortunately, one prominent Colorado place makes the cut.

We've put together a breakdown for all ten cities, complete with photos and statistics -- and we've supplemented the Colorado listing with additional graphics. See them below.

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