KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new study finds that one in four Tennessee children lives in poverty, and the problem is getting worse.

The data snapshot released last week by the Annie E. Casey Kids Count project shows that the number of Tennessee children living in concentrated poverty areas has doubled since 2000.

Linda O'Neal, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, says poverty impacts a child in ways you might never imagine.

The Journey Home

Murfreesboro, Tenn  (AP-WMOT)  New census estimates out today show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than ever - reaching a new peak of more than 49 million poeple, or 16 percent of the population.

The new numbers are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15 percent that was reported in September.