America’s poor are increasingly shifting from the cities to the suburbs, the most recent Census data show – and that’s causing problems with the way the government delivers assistance to them.

The prolonged economic recession forced millions of Americans into poverty, with nearly 15 percent of the population – or roughly 46.7 million people – living below the poverty line in 2014. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that figure is up from about 11 percent in 2000.

These Americans tend to live in areas with a few common features, like economic dependence on the agriculture industry and an abundance of low-skilled labor. A typical high-poverty U.S. city is in the South or West, has extensive suburbs outlying the metropolitan area, and is populated disproportionately by minority residents. Of the 10 most populous metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rates, listed below, all but San Juan, Puerto Rico, fit that description.

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