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The City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State

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1. Alabama: Mobile
> Concentrated poverty rate: 20.6% of poor pop. (16,113 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 19.3% (state: 18.0%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 18 out of 113
> Unemployment: 14.4% (poor neighborhoods) 7.2% (all other)

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2. Alaska: no metro area with concentrated poverty
> State poverty rate: 10.2%

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3. Arizona: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale
> Concentrated poverty rate: 17.5% of poor pop. (122,909 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 15.7% (state: 17.0%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 64 out of 976
> Unemployment: 10.1% (poor neighborhoods) 6.1% (all other)

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4. Arkansas: Hot Springs
> Concentrated poverty rate: 13.7% of poor pop. (2,500 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 19.1% (state: 18.1%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 2 out of 20
> Unemployment: 13.4% (poor neighborhoods) 8.8% (all other)

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5. California: Visalia-Porterville
> Concentrated poverty rate: 31.1% of poor pop. (38,221 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 27.1% (state: 15.1%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 15 out of 78
> Unemployment: 14.9% (poor neighborhoods) 9.1% (all other)

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