Poorest Cities in the United States 2012

Cities with a Population over 200,000

51 to 100 poorest cities. For the top 50 go here.

2012 Poverty Ranking

City

State/ Territory

2012 Pop. Ranking

2012 Population

% of Pop. Living below Poverty

% of under 18 yrs.  Living Below Poverty Level

% of those over 65 Living Below Poverty

51

Pittsburgh

PA

67

282,551

21.1

30.4

11.4

52

Durham

NC

84

230,102

21

29.9

10.9

52

Modesto

CA

106

200,586

21

29.7

9.8

54

Tulsa

OK

46

386,348

20.9

32.7

9.6

55

Kansas City

MO

36

454,700

20.7

32

9.2

56

Bakersfield

CA

53

354,941

20.5

28.5

10.6

57

Austin

TX

11

822,436

20.3

30

9

58

Greensboro

NC

70

266,820

20

26.1

11.8

58

Spokane City

WA

103

202,553

20

27.1

10.3

60

Oklahoma City

OK

28

588,291

19.7

29.3

8.8

60

North Las Vegas

NV

98

218,542

19.7

27.2

13.6

62

Madison

WI

85

229,076

19.6

21.2

4.4

63

Riverside

CA

61

303,392

19.5

25.4

10.4

64

Jersey City

NJ

74

251,935

19.4

30

14.7

65

Denver

CO

22

622,622

19.2

28.8

11.6

65

Fort Wayne

IN

77

248,056

19.2

29.5

9.4

67

Des Moines

IA

105

201,359

19

26.3

6.9

68

Fort Worth

TX

16

768,943

18.6

25.7

13.7

69

Jacksonville

FL

13

817,768

18.5

27.5

10.1

70

Washington

DC

25

598,151

18.2

26.5

11.9

70

Louisville

KY

29

584,744

18.2

27.2

10.5

72

Charlotte

NC

17

763,215

18.1

25.4

10.5

72

Omaha

NE

42

409,859

18.1

26

9.8

74

Albuquerque

NM

31

549,818

18

24.5

7.4

75

Wichita

KS

48

379,759

17.9

26.6

9.6

76

Arlington

TX

51

371,498

17.8

27.6

6.3

76

Anaheim

CA

55

339,832

17.8

27.8

8

78

Portland

OR

26

590,885

17.7

23

10.2

79

Las Vegas

NV

27

588,519

17.6

24.2

9.4

79

Nashville

TN

37

448,007

17.6

27.6

7.6

79

Mesa

AZ

38

448,007

17.6

27.6

7.6

82

St. Petersburg

FL

80

241,511

17

24.1

10.8

83

Fayetteville

NC

109

192,948

16.7

24.7

9.2

84

Corpus Christi

TX

60

306,733

16.6

23.4

11.3

85

Raleigh

NC

44

403,450

16.4

22.3

9

86

Lexington

KY

62

300,489

16.2

19.8

9.2

86

Irving City

TX

90

224,524

16.2

25.2

11.6

88

Aurora

CO

57

335,213

16.1

22.1

8.8

89

Garland

TX

82

232,974

15.7

23.7

8.9

90

San Diego

CA

8

1,305,560

15.5

21.34

10

91

San Francisco

CA

14

812,148

15

15

16

92

Lincoln

NE

73

252,619

14.6

16.4

5.3

93

Colorado Springs

CO

40

425,162

14.4

21.2

9

94

Seattle

WA

23

615,657

13.6

15.3

11.6

95

Boise

ID

100

209,341

13.3

16

4.4

96

San Jose

CA

10

972,954

13

15.6

11.1

97

Chula Vista

CA

75

251,236

11.9

15.1

11.7

98

Irvine

CA

91

222,564

11.4

7.2

8.4

99

Chesapeake

VA

96

220,566

10.7

15.9

7.7

100

Honolulu

HI

54

345,610

10.3

15.3

6.9

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