Special Report

Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty


To identify the cities hit hardest by extreme poverty, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the share of residents living below the poverty line in neighborhoods with poverty rates of at least 40% in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas by population. Census tracts were treated as neighborhoods, and only tracts home to 500 or more people where fewer than 50% of residents were enrolled in college were considered.  Violent crime rates are as of 2017 and are from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. All other data came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 and 2011 American Community Survey and are five-year estimates.

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