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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 50,000+)


1.  Monroe, LA (housing, pop. 51,555): 32.3%
2.  Bronx, NY (housing, pop. 1,332,650): 30.7%
3.  Hartford, CT (housing, pop. 124,512): 30.6%
4.  Saginaw, MI (housing, pop. 57,523): 28.5%
5.  Miami, FL (housing, pop. 404,048): 28.4%
6.  Newark, NJ (housing, pop. 281,402): 28.4%
7.  New Orleans, LA (housing, pop. 223,388): 27.9%
8.  Syracuse, NY (housing, pop. 140,658): 27.3%
9.  Albany, GA (housing, pop. 75,335): 27.1%
10.  Mission, TX (housing, pop. 63,272): 26.9%
11.  Buffalo, NY (housing, pop. 276,059): 26.6%
12.  Flint, MI (housing, pop. 117,068): 26.4%
13.  Cleveland, OH (housing, pop. 444,313): 26.3%
14.  Fresno, CA (housing, pop. 466,714): 26.2%
15.  Detroit, MI (housing, pop. 871,121): 26.1%
16.  Reading, PA (housing, pop. 81,183): 26.1%
17.  Rochester, NY (housing, pop. 208,123): 25.9%
18.  Gary, IN (housing, pop. 97,715): 25.8%
19.  Pine Bluff, AR (housing, pop. 51,758): 25.5%
20.  Macon, GA (housing, pop. 93,665): 25.5%
21.  Port Arthur, TX (housing, pop. 55,745): 25.2%
22.  Brooklyn, NY (housing, pop. 2,465,326): 25.1%
23.  Harlingen, TX (housing, pop. 64,202): 24.9%
24.  Youngstown, OH (housing, pop. 81,520): 24.8%
25.  Birmingham, AL (housing, pop. 229,424): 24.7%
26.  St. Louis, MO (housing, pop. 347,181): 24.6%
27.  Utica, NY (housing, pop. 59,082): 24.5%
28.  Atlanta, GA (housing, pop. 486,411): 24.4%
29.  New Haven, CT (housing, pop. 124,001): 24.4%
30.  Lawrence, MA (housing, pop. 70,662): 24.3%
31.  Baton Rouge, LA (housing, pop. 229,553): 24.0%
32.  North Miami, FL (housing, pop. 57,670): 23.9%
33.  Stockton, CA (housing, pop. 290,141): 23.9%
34.  McAllen, TX (housing, pop. 126,411): 23.8%
35.  Daytona Beach, FL (housing, pop. 64,183): 23.6%
36.  Jackson, MS (housing, pop. 176,614): 23.5%
37.  Las Cruces, NM (housing, pop. 86,268): 23.3%
38.  North Charleston, SC (housing, pop. 87,482): 23.2%
39.  Springfield, MA (housing, pop. 151,176): 23.1%
40.  Dayton, OH (housing, pop. 156,771): 23.0%
41.  Baltimore, MD (housing, pop. 631,366): 22.9%
42.  Philadelphia, PA (housing, pop. 1,448,394): 22.9%
43.  Long Beach, CA (housing, pop. 472,494): 22.8%
44.  Rosemead, CA (housing, pop. 54,991): 22.8%
45.  Shreveport, LA (housing, pop. 200,199): 22.8%
46.  Inglewood, CA (housing, pop. 114,914): 22.5%
47.  Yakima, WA (housing, pop. 82,805): 22.4%
48.  Galveston, TX (housing, pop. 57,523): 22.3%
49.  El Paso, TX (housing, pop. 609,415): 22.2%
50.  Paterson, NJ (housing, pop. 148,708): 22.2%
51.  Los Angeles, CA (housing, pop. 3,849,378): 22.1%
52.  Pontiac, MI (housing, pop. 67,124): 22.1%
53.  National City, CA (housing, pop. 60,960): 22.0%
54.  Cincinnati, OH (housing, pop. 332,252): 21.9%
55.  Miami Beach, FL (housing, pop. 86,916): 21.8%
56.  Savannah, GA (housing, pop. 127,889): 21.8%
57.  Fort Myers, FL (housing, pop. 60,531): 21.8%
58.  Augusta, GA (housing, pop. 138,000): 21.7%
59.  West Dougherty, GA (housing, pop. 59,680): 21.5%
60.  Highland, CA (housing, pop. 51,550): 21.5%
61.  Union City, NJ (housing, pop. 63,930): 21.4%
62.  Richmond, VA (housing, pop. 192,913): 21.4%
63.  Milwaukee, WI (housing, pop. 573,358): 21.4%
64.  Wilmington, DE (housing, pop. 72,826): 21.3%
65.  New York, NY (housing, pop. 8,214,426): 21.3%
66.  Passaic, NJ (housing, pop. 67,974): 21.2%
67.  Lancaster, PA (housing, pop. 54,779): 21.2%
68.  Mobile, AL (housing, pop. 192,830): 21.1%
69.  Trenton, NJ (housing, pop. 83,923): 21.1%
70.  Knoxville, TN (housing, pop. 182,337): 20.8%
71.  Schenectady, NY (housing, pop. 61,560): 20.8%
72.  Tulare, CA (housing, pop. 52,109): 20.7%
73.  Memphis, TN (housing, pop. 670,902): 20.6%
74.  Pittsburgh, PA (housing, pop. 312,819): 20.4%
75.  Hawthorne, CA (housing, pop. 85,438): 20.3%
76.  Washington, DC (housing, pop. 581,530): 20.2%
77.  New Bedford, MA (housing, pop. 92,538): 20.2%
78.  Rocky Mount, NC (housing, pop. 57,057): 20.1%
79.  Manhattan, NY (housing, pop. 1,537,195): 20.0%
80.  Sacramento, CA (housing, pop. 453,781): 20.0%
81.  Santa Maria, CA (housing, pop. 84,712): 19.7%
82.  Augusta-Richmond County, GA (housing, pop. 189,366): 19.6%
83.  Chicago, IL (housing, pop. 2,833,321): 19.6%
84.  Beaumont, TX (housing, pop. 109,856): 19.6%
85.  Lake Charles, LA (housing, pop. 70,224): 19.6%
86.  Wilmington, NC (housing, pop. 95,944): 19.6%
87.  Boston, MA (housing, pop. 590,763): 19.5%
88.  Niagara Falls, NY (housing, pop. 52,326): 19.5%
89.  Norfolk, VA (housing, pop. 229,112): 19.4%
90.  Oakland, CA (housing, pop. 397,067): 19.4%
91.  East Orange, NJ (housing, pop. 67,247): 19.2%
92.  Houston, TX (housing, pop. 2,144,491): 19.2%
93.  Canton, OH (housing, pop. 78,924): 19.2%
94.  Charleston, SC (housing, pop. 107,845): 19.1%
95.  West Palm Beach, FL (housing, pop. 98,774): 18.9%
96.  Erie, PA (housing, pop. 102,036): 18.8%
97.  Peoria, IL (housing, pop. 113,107): 18.8%
98.  Victorville, CA (housing, pop. 98,662): 18.7%
99.  Hialeah, FL (housing, pop. 217,141): 18.6%
100.  Jersey City, NJ (housing, pop. 241,789): 18.6%
101.  Odessa, TX (housing, pop. 95,163): 18.6%



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