Poorest Cities in the United States 2012

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


 

1

Detroit

MI.

18

691,284

42.3

59.4

21.1

2

San Juan

P. Rico

50

376,313

40

57.5

31

3

Cleveland

OH

47

380,191

36.1

52.6

22

4

Cincinnati

OH

65

284,396

34.1

53.1

16.3

5

Miami

FL

43

405,177

31.7

48

31.8

6

Laredo

TX

81

239,827

31.6

43.5

22

6

Rochester

NY

104

201,882

31.6

49

14.9

8

Fresno

CA

33

497,482

31.5

43.4

14

9

Birmingham

AL

102

205,947

31.2

51.1

16.6

10

San Bernardino

CA

101

208,101

31.1

44.4

16.7

11

Buffalo

NY

76

251,019

30.9

45

13.3

12

Newark

NJ

71

266,390

30.4

43.5

22.4

13

Toledo

OH

68

275,691

30.1

46

13.3

14

Milwaukee

WI

30

583,365

29.9

42.6

14.5

15

St. Louis

MO

59

307,466

29.2

42.6

15.7

16

Phoenix

AZ

6

1,472,944

29.1

36

10.4

17

New Orleans

LA

52

357,661

28.7

41.2

17

18

Memphis

TN

20

639,390

28.3

44.3

15.9

19

Philadelphia

PA

5

1,506,286

26.9

36.8

17.1

20

Tucson

AZ

32

503,764

26.7

38

12.6

20

Baton Rouge

LA

92

222,045

26.7

38.3

12.3

22

Winston-Salem

NC

89

225,221

26.6

41

8.5

23

Richmond

VA

107

199,875

26.3

38.6

18

24

Atlanta

GA

41

415,666

25.8

39.3

16.8

24

Baltimore

MD

24

598,255

24.8

34.1

18.2

26

Stockton

CA

64

291,944

24.7

29.6

13.6

26

Lubbock

TX

88

225,773

24.7

31.1

8.2

28

Tampa

FL

56

337,158

24.5

33.6

20

29

Hialeah

FL

83

230,894

24.4

33.4

32.2

30

Chicago

IL

3

2,666,002

23.9

34.5

18.8

30

Dallas

TX

9

1,225,235

23.9

37.6

16.9

32

Houston

TX

4

2,131,568

23.5

36.3

15

33

Sacramento

CA

34

468,673

23.4

32.2

13.7

34

Los Angeles

CA

2

3,789,330

23.3

34

16.6

35

Montgomery

AL

108

199,096

23

32.6

9.1

36

Long Beach

CA

35

461,911

22.9

32.9

14.4

37

El Paso

TX

19

664,853

22.8

32

18.5

38

Minneapolis

MN

49

378,564

22.7

31.7

15.3

39

Glendale

AZ

86

228,627

22.6

35.4

9.8

40

St. Paul

MN

66

283,683

22.4

30.9

11.6

41

Reno

NV

87

226,847

22.3

31

9.5

42

Indianapolis

IN

12

819,256

22.2

33.5

11.5

43

Oakland

CA

45

395,754

22

32.6

14.5

44

Columbus

OH

15

788,907

21.8

31.8

10.3

45

San Antonio

TX

7

1,359,627

21.7

32.4

13.9

46

Boston

MA

21

625,479

21.6

26.9

21.4

47

Santa Ana

CA

58

324,387

21.5

32.4

15.6

48

New York

NY

1

8,206,747

21.2

31.4

19.1

48

Orlando

FL

78

245,701

21.2

34.9

18.1

48

Norfolk

VA

97

220,459

21.2

27.3

11.8

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