Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)

Poverty distibution for all U.S. cities (pop. 5,000+)

Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)

RankCityPoverty
1.
South Tucson, AZ (housing) (pop. 5,696)51.0%
2.
Benton Harbor, MI (housing) (pop. 10,020)48.4%
3.
Muskegon Heights, MI (housing) (pop. 10,831)46.5%
4.
Roma, TX (housing) (pop. 9,929)45.3%
5.
Perezville, TX (housing) (pop. 5,376)45.3%
6.
Carthage, MS (housing) (pop. 5,005)44.5%
7.
Palatka, FL (housing) (pop. 10,482)44.3%
8.
Elsa, TX (housing) (pop. 6,575)43.9%
9.
Selma, NC (housing) (pop. 6,237)43.8%
10.
Wahneta, FL (housing) (pop. 5,091)43.4%
11.
Camden, NJ (housing) (pop. 76,903)42.6%
12.
Louisville, MS (housing) (pop. 6,463)42.3%
13.
Hugo, OK (housing) (pop. 5,257)42.1%
14.
Monticello, NY (housing) (pop. 6,725)42.0%
15.
Mercedes, TX (housing) (pop. 16,352)41.8%
16.
Opelousas, LA (housing) (pop. 16,493)41.7%
17.
Palmview South, TX (housing) (pop. 5,575)41.5%
18.
West Samoset, FL (housing) (pop. 5,583)41.4%
19.
Marion, SC (housing) (pop. 6,803)41.1%
20.
Tallulah, LA (housing) (pop. 7,215)40.9%
21.
Good Hope, CA (housing) (pop. 9,192)40.6%
22.
Avenal, CA (housing) (pop. 14,176)40.4%
23.
Cairo, GA (housing) (pop. 9,807)39.9%
24.
Opa-locka, FL (housing) (pop. 15,967)39.7%
25.
Salem, NJ (housing) (pop. 5,021)39.4%
26.
Newport, TN (housing) (pop. 6,926)38.9%
27.
Ville Platte, LA (housing) (pop. 7,303)38.9%
28.
Bastrop, LA (housing) (pop. 10,949)38.5%
29.
Live Oak, FL (housing) (pop. 6,974)38.4%
30.
West Modesto, CA (housing) (pop. 5,682)38.2%
31.
Cedartown, GA (housing) (pop. 9,782)38.1%
32.
Goulds, FL (housing) (pop. 10,103)37.9%
33.
Parker, SC (housing) (pop. 11,431)37.8%
34.
Donna, TX (housing) (pop. 16,270)37.8%
35.
Jasper, TX (housing) (pop. 7,656)37.8%
36.
Monroeville, AL (housing) (pop. 6,289)37.7%
37.
Idabel, OK (housing) (pop. 7,007)37.5%
38.
Dillon, SC (housing) (pop. 6,701)37.5%
39.
Eloy, AZ (housing) (pop. 16,996)37.5%
40.
Caruthersville, MO (housing) (pop. 6,033)37.1%
41.
Lake Alfred, FL (housing) (pop. 5,183)36.9%
42.
Forest Park, GA (housing) (pop. 18,779)36.6%
43.
Kosciusko, MS (housing) (pop. 7,315)36.5%
44.
Middlesborough, KY (housing) (pop. 9,933)36.4%
45.
Lanett, AL (housing) (pop. 6,479)36.3%
46.
Wasco, CA (housing) (pop. 25,945)36.1%
47.
San Benito, TX (housing) (pop. 24,374)35.7%
48.
Los Fresnos, TX (housing) (pop. 6,219)35.7%
49.
Sandersville, GA (housing) (pop. 5,837)35.7%
50.
Westgate, FL (housing) (pop. 7,975)35.6%
51.
Henderson, NC (housing) (pop. 15,345)35.5%
52.
Desert Hot Springs, CA (housing) (pop. 27,902)35.3%
53.
Bogalusa, LA (housing) (pop. 12,008)35.2%
54.
Southeast Arcadia, FL (housing) (pop. 6,554)34.9%
55.
Keyes, CA (housing) (pop. 5,601)34.9%
56.
Hapeville, GA (housing) (pop. 6,683)34.8%
57.
Moultrie, GA (housing) (pop. 14,622)34.8%
58.
Raymondville, TX (housing) (pop. 11,153)34.7%
59.
Roanoke, AL (housing) (pop. 6,039)34.7%
60.
Jeanerette, LA (housing) (pop. 5,548)34.7%
61.
La Feria, TX (housing) (pop. 7,268)34.5%
62.
De Queen, AR (housing) (pop. 6,723)34.3%
63.
Three Points, AZ (housing) (pop. 5,581)34.2%
64.
Bradford, PA (housing) (pop. 8,630)34.1%
65.
Paulsboro, NJ (housing) (pop. 6,023)33.9%
66.
Warren, OH (housing) (pop. 40,768)33.8%
67.
Dos Palos, CA (housing) (pop. 5,057)33.6%
68.
Zanesville, OH (housing) (pop. 25,435)33.5%
69.
Big Stone Gap, VA (housing) (pop. 5,548)33.5%
70.
Milton-Freewater, OR (housing) (pop. 7,099)33.5%
71.
Coatesville, PA (housing) (pop. 13,133)33.4%
72.
Mayfield, KY (housing) (pop. 10,113)33.2%
73.
Columbia, MS (housing) (pop. 6,406)33.1%
74.
Arcadia, FL (housing) (pop. 7,626)32.9%
75.
Harvard, IL (housing) (pop. 9,260)32.8%
76.
Deming, NM (housing) (pop. 14,609)32.8%
77.
Charleston, MO (housing) (pop. 5,921)32.7%
78.
Trumann, AR (housing) (pop. 7,155)32.7%
79.
Inwood, FL (housing) (pop. 6,403)32.7%
80.
Waycross, GA (housing) (pop. 14,250)32.7%
81.
Darlington, SC (housing) (pop. 6,236)32.6%
82.
Makaha, HI (housing) (pop. 8,278)32.4%
83.
Jesup, GA (housing) (pop. 10,302)32.2%
84.
Lancaster, SC (housing) (pop. 9,045)32.2%
85.
Rio Grande City, TX (housing) (pop. 14,021)32.2%
86.
South Boston, VA (housing) (pop. 7,989)32.1%
87.
LaGrange, GA (housing) (pop. 30,452)32.0%
88.
Woodburn, OR (housing) (pop. 24,395)32.0%
89.
Avon Park, FL (housing) (pop. 8,839)32.0%
90.
Bridgeton, NJ (housing) (pop. 25,252)31.9%
91.
Berea, SC (housing) (pop. 14,295)31.8%
92.
Cleveland, TX (housing) (pop. 7,707)31.4%
93.
McRae, GA (housing) (pop. 6,036)31.4%
94.
Mathis, TX (housing) (pop. 5,001)31.2%
95.
Russellville, AL (housing) (pop. 9,809)31.2%
96.
Centreville, IL (housing) (pop. 5,141)30.8%
97.
Central Falls, RI (housing) (pop. 19,416)30.7%
98.
Paris, TN (housing) (pop. 10,166)30.7%
99.
Lampasas, TX (housing) (pop. 6,911)30.7%
100.
Parkway, CA (housing) (pop. 14,670)30.6%
101.
Covington, TN (housing) (pop. 9,052)30.6%
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