The City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State

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36. Oklahoma: Lawton
> Concentrated poverty rate: 19.2% of poor pop. (3,803 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 16.6% (state: 16.2%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 4 out of 33
> Unemployment: 12.5% (poor neighborhoods) 8.2% (all other)

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37. Oregon: Medford
> Concentrated poverty rate: 7.5% of poor pop. (2,629 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 16.7% (state: 14.9%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 2 out of 41
> Unemployment: 14.6% (poor neighborhoods) 7.2% (all other)

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38. Pennsylvania: Reading
> Concentrated poverty rate: 28.1% of poor pop. (15,374 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 13.6% (state: 13.1%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 9 out of 89
> Unemployment: 22.7% (poor neighborhoods) 6.3% (all other)

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39. Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick
> Concentrated poverty rate: 4.9% of poor pop. (9,967 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 13.0% (state: 13.4%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 9 out of 359
> Unemployment: 11.0% (poor neighborhoods) 6.9% (all other)

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40. South Carolina: Charleston-North Charleston
> Concentrated poverty rate: 11.1% of poor pop. (11,208 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 13.9% (state: 16.6%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 8 out of 151
> Unemployment: 9.6% (poor neighborhoods) 5.8% (all other)