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                Poorest Cities in the United States 2011

                                                          Cities with a Population over 200,000
                                                           Top 50 cities.  For next 50 go here.

 

Poverty Ranking

City

State

Population

Population

% of Pop. Living below Poverty

% of under 18 yrs.  Living Below Poverty Level

% of those over 65 Living Below Poverty

Ranking

1

San Juan

PI

41

389,714

41.4

58.8

31.1

2

Detroit

MI

18

706,585

40.9

57.3

20.4

3

St. Louis

MO

  58

318,069

37

53.9

9.1

4

Rochester 

NY

100

210,855

35.5

46.8

15.1

5

Cleveland 

OH

47

393,806

34.3

53.19

20.9

6

Birmingham 

AL 

98

212,413

32

43.4

23.8

7

San Bernardino 

  CA

97

213,012

31.9

44

23.6

8

Laredo 

TX

80

241,935

31.7

43.8

33.1

9

Newark 

NJ

68

277,540

31.6

39.1

13.2

10

Miami 

FL

44

408,750

31

45.3

12

11

Buffalo 

NY

72

261,025

30.9

43.7

9.1

12

Toledo 

OH

67

286,038

30

31.2

18.5

13

Cincinnati 

OH

64

296,223

29.5

39.3

17.3

14

Milwaukee

WI

28

597,867

29.4

43

13.2

15

New Orleans 

LA

51

360,740

28.9

35.9

15.6

16

Fresno

CA

34

501,362

28.8

38.2

17.6

    17

Philadelphia 

PA

5

1,536,471

28.34

42.2

16.3

18

Hialeah 

FL

89

229,969

27.6

38.9

16.2

19

Richmond

VA

105

205,533

26.9

7.5

17

20

Tucson

  AZ

33

525,796

26.6

50.1

18

21

Stockton

CA

63

296,357

25.8

34.8

15.1

22

Dallas

TX

9

1,223,229

25.3

37.4

11.1

23

Baltimore

MD

24

619,493

25.1

32.8

16.3

24

Modesto

CA

107

202,751

24.5

36.9

12.4

25

Montgomery

AL

103

208,182

24.2

36.1

16.7

Poverty

City

State

Pop. #

Population

% living below poverty

% under 18 below poverty

% over 65 living below poverty

26

Winston-Salem

NC

85

232,482

24.1

32.5

30.4

27

St. Paul

MN

66

288,448

23.9

28.3

14.7

27

Baton Rouge

LA

88

230,139

23.9

37.6

13.8

29

Houston

TX

4

2,145,146

23.8

32.8

15.6

29

Pittsburgh

PA

61

307,484

23.8

37.4

16.9

31

Chicago

IL

3

2,707,120

23.7

28.7

11.5

31

Minneapolis

MN

48

387,753

23.7

38.1

8.1

32

Memphis

  TN

20

652,050

23.5

32.1

13

34

Columbus

OH

15

797,434

23.2

27.9

9.8

34

Boston

MA

21

625,087

23.2

34.3

11.8

    34

Atlanta

GA

40

432,427

23.2

32.4

19.9

37

Sacramento

CA

35

472,178

23

21.9

8.7

38

Phoenix

AZ

6

1,469,471

22.9

35.2

13.1

39

Los Angeles

CA

2

3,819,702

22.6

29.9

9.9

40

Tampa

FL

53

346,037

22.4

29.8

19

41

El Paso

TX

19

665,568

22

30.1

18.3

42

Fort Worth

TX

16

758,738

21.8

29

15.4

43

Santa Ana

CA

57

329,427

21.5

23.6

1.8

43

Durham

NC

84

233,252

21.5

30.4

14.6

45

Indianapolis

IN

12

827,609

21.4

26.9

11.4

45

Bakersfield

CA

52

352,428

21.4

30.3

12.5

47

Long Beach

CA

36

465,576

21.2

32.5

12.5

48

Oakland

CA

46

395,817

21

29.1

9.1

49

New York

NY

1

8,244,910

20.9

29

10.5

50

Fort Wayne

IN

74

255,824

20.8

30

13

50

Orlando

FL

78

243,195

20.8

32.8

9.5

50

Lubbock

TX

83

233,740

20.8

28.2

7.9

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