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Old 04-12-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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From Wikipedia, the metro areas with the lowest median household incomes are (excluding Puerto Rico):

McAllen--Edinburg--Mission, TX MSA
$24,863

Brownsville--Harlingen--San Benito, TX MSA
$26,155

Laredo, TX MSA
$28,100

Bryan--College Station, TX MSA
$29,104

Huntington--Ashland, WV--KY--OH MSA
$29,415

Highest-income metropolitan statistical areas in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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On a list of larger poorer metros, Miami was in the top 5.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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ya those are deffinantly not that big of metro's.

i was hoping myself to see cities like miami on this list.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Oh wow! Oh wait...no...oh that one..no wait...Yeah okay, I have heard of Huntington.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Detroit, Cleveland, and Miami are top three for large metros i believe.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Detroit, Cleveland, and Miami are top three for large metros i believe.
The Detroit metro area was #16 overall on the list. Granted, due to the job losses there it might be a bit lower, but I doubt it's one of the poorest large metros.

Cleveland was #85, fairly low for a large metro. Miami was #132.

The worst "large metro" I could find was Tampa/St. Petersburg at #156.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Detroit, Cleveland, and Miami are top three for large metros i believe.


yaaa about detroit being low?? Oakland county was the nations 3rd richest not to long ago, so i doubt it heavily. i can see the other two bein on the list though
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Detroit, Cleveland, and Miami are top three for large metros i believe.
I dont think so. Detroit, Cleveland, and Miami are all very poor in the city proper and a few surrounding cities. However, you will find in all 3 of those cities they have tons of wealthy suburban areas. I would think the poorer metros would be smaller areas with a lot of poorer people migrating there from across the border or somewhere.

Detroit, Cleveland and Miami are definitely not the poorest metro areas. Cities? Yes. But metros, no.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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New Orleans is the poorest metro with a population over 1,000,000.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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Default the real list

i think this is the list we are looking for, with a million+ population metropolitan areas.

#204. New Orleans, LA. pop: 1,337,726. income: $35,317

#168. Oklahoma City, OK. pop: 1,083,346. income: $36,797

#156. Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL. pop: 2,395,997. income: $37,406

#153. Pittsburgh, PA. pop: 2,358,695. income: $37,467

#139. Buffalo-Niagra Falls, NY. pop: 1,170,111. income: $38,488
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