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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WE'RE NOT THE POOREST, BUT …

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 5:18 PM

The Center for Community Solutions notes another dubious distinction:

In Ohio’s cities, the ranks of those living in poverty are growing, according to Census Bureau data released today. Nearly one-third of Cleveland residents eke out an existence below the poverty line, making it the second poorest city in America. The poverty threshold for a family of four is $22,050.

Ohio has the dubious distinction of being the only state with more than one large city among the 10 poorest in America. Cincinnati ranked seventh with 25.1 percent in poverty, and Toledo ranted eighth with a poverty rate of 24.7 percent.

Here's the whole list:

Detroit, MI 33.3 %
Cleveland, OH 30.5 %
Buffalo, NY 30.3 %
Newark, NJ 26.1 %
Miami, FL 25.6 %
Fresno, CA 25.5 %
Cincinnati, OH 25.1 %
Toledo, OH 24.7 %
El Paso, TX 24.3 %
Philadelphia, PA 24.1 %

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