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Buffalo falls to second-poorest big city in U.S.

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Buffalo falls to second-place With a poverty rate of nearly 30 percent, Buffalo falls to second-poorest big city in U.S.

Median income is just $27,850, Census Bureau says

By Jay Rey and Mark Sommer - NEWS STAFF REPORTERS

Updated: 08/30/07 9:02 AM

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Three-year-old Kaesean Fields checks out the fit of a new backpack filled with school supplies that he received Wednesday at the Buffalo Urban League, courtesy of Citizens Bank. More Photos

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Buffalo is the second-poorest big city in the nation, new estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau show.

Nearly 30 percent of its residents are considered poor.

Only Detroit has higher poverty among American cities with populations of more than 250,000.

While sobering, the numbers don

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