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Old 09-14-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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This list can be based upon 2015 and 2016 information: Poverty in America: Search cities with worst poverty rates (database) | syracuse.com

You'll notice that cities that can't or haven't annexed in a while/Rust Belt cities and college towns are generally pretty high on the list. Some that are high on the list have both and may also be big refugee hubs. You can also view information by city.

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Old 09-15-2017, 01:31 AM
 
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These poverty stats have to looked at in perspective of location. Particularly due to housing a person maybe better off making $30k in one city than $50k in another. Vancouverites make almost exactly the national average in Canadian income but the rents are by far the highest as are transportation costs and the average SFH in Vancouver is $1,940,000. In Vancouver a $100k income qualifies you for a 50 year old 400 square foot bachelor condo in a working class neighbourhood.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:42 AM
 
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These poverty stats have to looked at in perspective of location. Particularly due to housing a person maybe better off making $30k in one city than $50k in another. Vancouverites make almost exactly the national average in Canadian income but the rents are by far the highest as are transportation costs and the average SFH in Vancouver is $1,940,000. In Vancouver a $100k income qualifies you for a 50 year old 400 square foot bachelor condo in a working class neighbourhood.
Yes, there are other factors to consider that may not be obvious just based upon numbers. For instance, with the cities with a substantial to high college population, off campus students can skew/add to the poverty rate. So, some of this has to be put into perspective.
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