The City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State

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21. Massachusetts: Springfield
> Concentrated poverty rate: 26.1% of poor pop. (25,438 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 16.4% (state: 11.1%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 15 out of 133
> Unemployment: 18.0% (poor neighborhoods) 6.8% (all other)

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22. Michigan: Flint
> Concentrated poverty rate: 38.1% of poor pop. (30,998 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 20.0% (state: 15.6%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 26 out of 129
> Unemployment: 23.2% (poor neighborhoods) 9.1% (all other)

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23. Minnesota: St. Cloud
> Concentrated poverty rate: 20.1% of poor pop. (4,968 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 13.3% (state: 10.5%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 1 out of 37
> Unemployment: 7.2% (poor neighborhoods) 4.1% (all other)

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24. Mississippi: Jackson
> Concentrated poverty rate: 26.2% of poor pop. (26,951 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 18.5% (state: 21.5%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 21 out of 127
> Unemployment: 16.7% (poor neighborhoods) 7.0% (all other)

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25. Missouri: Cape Girardeau
> Concentrated poverty rate: 30.4% of poor pop. (5,442 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 19.1% (state: 14.6%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 5 out of 22
> Unemployment: 12.2% (poor neighborhoods) 4.5% (all other)