The City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State

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6. Colorado: Pueblo
> Concentrated poverty rate: 14.8% of poor pop. (4,662 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 19.8% (state: 11.5%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 4 out of 53
> Unemployment: 12.2% (poor neighborhoods) 9.0% (all other)

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7. Connecticut: New Haven-Milford
> Concentrated poverty rate: 14.4% of poor pop. (14,490 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 12.1% (state: 10.1%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 11 out of 186
> Unemployment: 17.2% (poor neighborhoods) 7.6% (all other)

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8. Delaware: no metro area with concentrated poverty
> State poverty rate: 12.1%

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9. Florida: Gainesville
> Concentrated poverty rate: 21.6% of poor pop. (13,016 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 23.1% (state: 15.5%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 8 out of 53
> Unemployment: 6.1% (poor neighborhoods) 6.5% (all other)

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10. Georgia: Albany
> Concentrated poverty rate: 43.6% of poor pop. (16,646 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 25.7% (state: 16.9%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 10 out of 43
> Unemployment: 25.0% (poor neighborhoods) 9.5% (all other)