Poverty is a serious issue, and it can be seen in every nation in the world. Even the richest countries have issues with poverty. Despite being one of the greatest nations in the world, the United States of America is not immune to cities becoming poverty-stricken.
According to the New York Times, the United States has one of the highest poverty rates in the world among wealthy nations at 1.7% of the total population. That’s a pretty substantial number. Only Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Greece have higher populations of poverty-stricken citizens, and none of them are even close to America’s wealth.
With that being said, some states are poorer than others. For example, the southern states have a much more disparaging population than the northern states. The income is much lower and often below the national poverty line. We’re taking a look at the poorest cities in each state based on their median household income.
You won't find these cities in alphabetical order by the state they are in. Instead, they are ranked from highest to lowest according to their median household income, a number we gather through census data averaged between 2013-2017.