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Old 07-01-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Is Cleveland the poorest city in the U.S.? The census bureau said it is. Is that the city limits of Cleveland or Cleveland metropolitan that they consider poor?

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Old 07-01-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Probably the city limits. Suburbian Cleveland isn't exactly what I'd consider poor.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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Consider the source.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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It is, but plenty of cities are close.
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Probably the city limits. Suburbian Cleveland isn't exactly what I'd consider poor.
Not in a material sense like the city itself, but rather culturally poor.
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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It is the city of Cleveland, the thing is Cleveland is a city of around 440,000 people in a metropolitan area of over 2 million. I would venture to guess metro Cleveland is probubly one of the wealthier metropolitan areas in the united states. I wonder what would happen to Phoenix if they de-annexed a vast majority of the affluent areas and just left a vast majority of the poorest census tracts with-in the city of Phoenix like with alot of rust-belt cities?

On the Bureau of Econonomic Analysis website Cleveland metropolitan area is ranked #63 out of 361 on per capita income this is 2005.

Some other of those rust-belt metropolitan areas that people tend to go on and on about as economically depressed and poverty stricken.
Detroit #39 Los Angeles #45
Pittsburgh #54 Salt Lake City #108 Sacramento #77
Toledo #144 St. George, UT #352

Wow, it looks like those sun-belt cities if they actually had the same annexation boundries as the rust-belt cities of the midwest would be in far worse economic condition. Its ironic how in Cleveland at #63 out of 361 in the 20% of metropolitan areas its considered in economic failure by many but St. George, Utah despite being way down there is considered an economic success story just because it has a fast-growing population and they are constructing alot more housing units per-capita then Cleveland.

By comparison, those booming sun-belt areas such as Las Vegas come in at #75, Phoenix #117, Tucson #227. Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson always are considered to be doing so well and yet Detroit is at #39. It looks those sun-belt metropolitan areas have some catching up to do economically or is it just job growth rates that matter?
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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gary indiana is still a US city, so no
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:33 PM
 
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gary indiana is still a US city, so no
Cleveland is the poorest large city.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Detroit metro area is a lot different from "Detroit"
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Right behide Miami and tied with Detroit according to this.

Richest and Poorest Cities in America - DCJobSource.com
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