Poorest Cities (1-50) in the United States 2014

 Cities with a Population over 200,000 - Based on the % of the population living below poverty
 Top 50 cities.  For next 50 go here.

 

2014
Poverty Ranking

City

State/ Territory

2014 Pop. Ranking

2014 Population

% of Pop. Living below Poverty

% of under 18 yrs.  Living Below Poverty Level

% of those over 65 Living Below Poverty

 

 

1

 

San Juan

 

Puerto Rico

54

346,068

 

44.00%

 

65.40%

 

34.20%

 

2

Detroit

 

Michigan

19

669,071

 

39.30%

 

57.10%

 

19.70%

 

3

Cleveland

 

Ohio

48

378,725

 

39.20%

 

58.50%

 

23.10%

 

4

San Bernardino

 

California

95

207,065

 

33.90%

 

43.70%

 

13.00%

 

5

Rochester

 

New York

100

202,549

 

33.80%

 

56.00%

 

11.30%

 

6

Laredo

 

Texas

77

250,128

 

32.10%

 

42.00%

 

29.60%

 

7

Buffalo

 

New York

78

249,926

 

31.30%

 

47.30%

 

17.30%

 

8

Fresno

 

California

33

506,964

 

30.50%

 

40.60%

 

18.00%

 

9

Cincinnati

 

Ohio

65

285,884

 

30.00%

 

44.30%

 

14.90%

 

10

Memphis

 

Tennessee

22

641,946

 

29.80%

 

46.90%

 

14.50%

 

11

Milwaukee

 

Wisconsin 

 

31

583,530

 

29.00%

 

42.10%

 

14.40%

 

12

St. Louis

 

Missouri

60

308,104

 

28.50%

 

43.90%

 

17.40%

 

13

Newark

 

New Jersey

70

269,637

 

28.20%

 

40.10%

 

24.70%

 

14

Stockton

 

California

61

297,064

 

28.10%

 

37.60%

 

12.50%

 

15

New Orleans

 

Louisiana

50

373,444

 

27.80%

 

43.80%

 

19.20%

 

16

Hialeah

 

Florida

82

234,787

 

27.30%

 

35.70%

 

32.70%

 

17

Toledo

 

Ohio

68

273,389

 

26.80%

 

38.40%

 

12.70%

 

18

Miami

 

Florida

42

423,032

 

26.20%

 

37.00%

 

25.30%

 

19

Philadelphia

 

Pennsylvania

6

1,515,813

 

26.00%

 

36.90%

 

16.50%

 

20

Tucson

 

Arizona

34

502,570

 

25.30%

 

34.80%

 

13.50%

 

21

Richmond

 

Virginia

97

206,911

 

25.00%

 

42.00%

 

13.70%

 

22

Dallas

 

Texas

9

1,265,177

 

24.50%

 

37.80%

 

13.90%

 

23

Baton Rouge

 

Louisiana

93

220,455

 

24.40%

 

29.00%

 

12.50%

 

24

Winston-Salem

 

North Carolina

89

230,261

 

24.10%

 

32.60%

 

9.90%

 

25

Atlanta

Georgia

41

425,164

 

23.80%

 

38.40%

 

16.90%

 

26

Pittsburgh

 

Pennsylvania

66

282,026

 

23.80%

 

37.20%

 

11.40%

 

27

Baltimore

 

Maryland

29

598,509

 

23.60%

 

33.00%

 

16.70%

 

28

Phoenix

 

Arizona

5

1,516,728

 

23.30%

 

33.90%

 

12.30%

 

29

Minneapolis

 

Minnesota

46

390,182

 

23.20%

 

31.70%

 

13.00%

 

30

Boston

 

Massachusetts

25

612,873

 

22.60%

 

33.10%

 

19.60%

 

31

Sacramento

 

California

35

477,797

 

22.60%

 

29.50%

 

12.50%

 

32

Santa Ana

 

California

57

329,109

 

22.60%

 

34.30%

 

13.80%

 

33

Houston

 

Texas

4

2,207,229

 

22.40%

 

35.10%

 

14.40%

 

34

Los Angeles

 

California

2

3,859,956

 

22.40%

 

33.00%

 

16.70%

 

35

Norfolk

 

Virginia

92

221,858

 

22.30%

 

32.10%

 

16.40%

 

36

Chicago

 

Illinois

3

2,664,326

 

22.00%

 

33.40%

 

16.50%

 

37

El Paso

 

Texas

18

670,960

 

22.00%

 

30.60%

 

19.30%

 

38

St. Paul

 

Minnesota

64

290,196

 

22.00%

 

30.10%

 

13.70%

 

39

Indianapolis

 

Indiana

14

831,348

 

21.80%

 

33.10%

 

8.30%

 

40

Des Moines

 

Iowa

99

203,327

 

21.60%

 

31.50%

 

11.80%

 

41

Columbus

 

Ohio

15

813,166

 

21.50%

 

31.30%

 

12.50%

 

42

Long Beach

 

California

36

466,962

 

21.10%

 

29.30%

 

11.90%

 

43

San Antonio

 

Texas

7

1,411,702

 

21.00%

 

31.30%

 

11.90%

 

44

Glendale

 

Arizona

83

234,380

 

21.00%

 

28.90%

 

9.20%

 

45

New York

 

New York

1

8,352,479

 

20.90%

 

29.60%

 

19.30%

 

46

Bakersfield

 

California

51

365,856

 

20.70%

 

27.60%

 

14.10%

 

47

Lexington

 

Kentucky

62

297,041

 

20.60%

 

26.30%

 

9.20%

 

48

Tampa

 

Florida

53

348,124

 

20.40%

 

29.20%

 

16.50%

 

49

Nashville

 

Tennessee

24

623,851

 

20.20%

 

33.80%

 

9.50%

 

50

Oakland

 

California

44

409,186

 

20.10%

 

26.10%

 

16.00%