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Old 12-21-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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I am making a list of "poorest of the poor" areas in US i don't mean a trailer park or ghetto neighborhood in large metro area.


I mean the whole county or large part of the state that lives below poverty level like worst of the worst economic conditions where 80% of total residents are poor.


1. It should be somewhat dense not a total cabin in the woods or tiny town.
2. Reason for economic hardship should not be use of hard drugs.


Please don't guess or use some articles from internet, do you have personal experience?


P.S. I am asking because i want to move there.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Low income regions: Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, in or near most Indian reservations. You can find small towns in these regions that are poverty stricken and often, a high degree of social dysfunction. Other than that you are looking at neighborhoods in or near rust belt cities, or nearly depopulated rural areas.

Moving to any of these areas will be easy. Living there will be hard.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Poverty rate map of the US can be found here:
https://psmag.com/economics/poverty-...es-in-pictures
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Here in Alabama it’s going to be the counties with the highest black populations (Bullock, Dallas, Lowndes,etc..).
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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Rio Grande Valley maybe?
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:50 PM
 
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I would focus on cities with a blue collar pedigree in the Midwest where the cost of living is low yet getting by as "poor" isn't the struggle seen in many other cities in terms of salary versus housing cost for example. Cities like Toledo OH, Erie PA, Buffalo NY, Fort Wayne IN, Youngstown OH and Saginaw MI are good options in my opinion.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:46 AM
 
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Low income regions: Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, in or near most Indian reservations. You can find small towns in these regions that are poverty stricken and often, a high degree of social dysfunction. Other than that you are looking at neighborhoods in or near rust belt cities, or nearly depopulated rural areas.

Moving to any of these areas will be easy. Living there will be hard.
Basically this and essentially look at towns in these areas. Id add the Arkansas Delta/many areas of the lower Mississippi River valley, in general.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Detroit.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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Basically this and essentially look at towns in these areas. Id add the Arkansas Delta/many areas of the lower Mississippi River valley, in general.
And work where?? Most of those areas have nothing but WalMart and a couple of fast food chain restaurants for job opportunities.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:17 AM
 
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Well the Census Bureau released some new data recently about the wealthiest and poorest counties in the country -- the poorest: McCreary County, Ky.; Holmes County, Miss.; Sumter County, Ala.; Bell County, Ky.; and Harlan County, Ky.,

Good luck.
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