Cities With the Highest Poverty Rates

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18. Macon-Bibb County, GA
> Poverty rate: 21.9%
> 2017 Unemployment: 5.2% (highest 25%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 15.7% (highest 25%)
> Median household income: $41,303 (bottom 10%)

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17. Greenville, NC
> Poverty rate: 22.0%
> 2017 Unemployment: 4.9%
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.2%
> Median household income: $45,849 (bottom 25%)

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16. Columbus, GA-AL
> Poverty rate: 22.1%
> 2017 Unemployment: 5.5% (highest 25%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 17.6% (highest 25%)
> Median household income: $43,051 (bottom 10%)

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15. Carbondale-Marion, IL
> Poverty rate: 22.6%
> 2017 Unemployment: 4.8%
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 16.9% (highest 25%)
> Median household income: $43,892 (bottom 10%)

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14. Madera, CA
> Poverty rate: 22.6%
> 2017 Unemployment: 8.1% (highest 10%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 17.6% (highest 25%)
> Median household income: $51,283