New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows an increase in overall poverty rates and child poverty rates throughout the City of Rochester.

That’s according to information released by RMAPI,  the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative and the organization ACT Rochester.

The data, which covers a five-year period from 2013 to 2017, shows the overall poverty rate rose from 32.8 to 33.1 percent.

It also indicates that:

-Rochester’s child poverty rate grew from 50.5 to 51.9 percent.

City of Rochester / Office of Innovation


People with disabilities in Rochester face poverty at a level higher than any of the other 75 largest metropolitan areas in the country, according to a report recently released by the city.

Employment rates are almost three times lower among people with disabilities than they are for nondisabled people in Rochester, the report found. People with disabilities are also overrepresented in the city’s lowest-paying industries.