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       Poorest Cities in the United States 2011

                                                          Cities with a Population over 200,000
                                                           53 to 106 poorest cities.  For the top 50 go here.

Poverty

City

State

Pop. #

Population

% living below poverty

% under 18 below poverty

% over 65 living below poverty

53

Des  Moines 

IA

104

206,599

20.7

29.4

9.6

54

Riverside 

CA

59

341,361

20.5

15.1

12.8

55

Austin 

TX

13

820,611

20.3

23.8

9.3

56

Fayetteville 

NC

106

203,945

20.2

34.8

8.6

57

Arlington 

TX

50

373,438

20

25.6

12.9

58

San Antonio 

TX

7

1,359,758

19.9

24.5

7.3

58

Portland 

OR

29

593,820

19.9

20.7

9

60

Tulsa

OK

45

396,466

19.9

23.7

8.7

61

Oklahoma City

Ok

30

591,967

19.8

26.6

7.8

61

Garland

TX

86

231,517

19.8

24.7

9.8

63

Greensboro

NC

69

273,425

19.6

28.3

11.3

64

Las Vegas

NV

31

589,317

19.4

27

9.9

64

Albuquerque

NM

32

552,804

19.4

30.4

10.3

64

Madison 

WI

    82

236,901

19.4

26.6

8.7

67

Louisville

KY

27

602,011

19.2

28.6

11.9

69

Corpus Christi

TX

60

307,953

19.1

30.2

6.4

70

Norfolk

VA

79

242,628

18.8

24.3

8.1

71

Washington

DC

25

620,996

18.7

24.6

11.3

71

North Las Vegas

NV

94

219,020

18.7

28.7

11.3

73

Charlotte

NC

17

751,087

18.5

32.2

14.1

74

Spokane City

WA

   102

210,103

18.4

26.3

6.9

75

Jacksonville

FL

11

827,908

18.3

26.4

10.7

Poverty

City

State

Pop. #

Population

% living below poverty

% under 18 below poverty

% over 65 living below poverty

76

Wichita

KS

49

384,445

17.9

21.9

8.7

77

Boise

ID

101

210,103

17.9

22

5

78

Lexington

KY

62

301,569

17.8

21.9

8.5

78

St. Petersburg

FL

77

244,997

17.8

32.7

14.5

80

Omaha

NE

43

415,068

17.1

14.6

18.1

81

Mesa

AZ

38

446,518

16.9

28.5

8.1

82

Nashville

TN

26

609,644

16.7

14.6

13.6

83

Raleigh

NC

42

416,468

16.6

28.4

8

84

Lincoln

NE

71

262,341

16.4

24.8

9.8

84

Jersey City

NJ

75

250,323

16.4

9.5

3.6

86

Anaheim

CA

54

341,361

16.1

23.7

6.8

87

San Diego

CA

8

1,326,179

16

14.4

11.8

87

Aurora

CO

56

332,354

16

15.3

5.9

89

Denver

CO

23

619,968

15.4

15.8

11.1

89

Colorado Springs

CO

41

426,388

15.4

13.1

2.6

91

Seattle

WA

22

620,778

14.8

15.4

4.9

91

Irving City

TX

93

220,702

14.8

13.4

4.9

93

Reno

NV

90

227,511

14.4

8.4

9

94

San Francisco

CA

14

812,826

13.8

9.4

4

95

San Jose

CA

10

967,487

12.2

12.4

5.1

96

Irvin

CA

96

215,529

12

11.5

4.1

97

Henderson

NV

73

260,068

11.8

7.5

6.9

98

Chula Vista

CA

76

247,535

11.6

40.1

17.9

99

Chandler

AZ

81

240,101

10.5

15.3

5.9

100

Scottsdale

AZ

92

221,020

8.9

42.5

18.7

104

Virginia Beach

VA

39

442,707

8.6

39.5

14

105

Chesapeake

VA

91

225,020

8.6

35.9

21.7

106

Honolulu

HI

55

340,936

8.5

36

7.4

 

To see the list of the first 50 poorest cities go here.