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The City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State

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31. New Mexico: Las Cruces
> Concentrated poverty rate: 26.3% of poor pop. (15,312 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 27.9% (state: 20.6%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 6 out of 40
> Unemployment: 13.4% (poor neighborhoods) 8.2% (all other)

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32. New York: Elmira
> Concentrated poverty rate: 30.0% of poor pop. (3,875 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 15.8% (state: 15.1%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 4 out of 22
> Unemployment: 8.3% (poor neighborhoods) 5.0% (all other)

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33. North Carolina: Greenville
> Concentrated poverty rate: 17.9% of poor pop. (7,389 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 24.3% (state: 16.1%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 3 out of 29
> Unemployment: 13.2% (poor neighborhoods) 9.4% (all other)

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34. North Dakota: Bismarck
> State poverty rate: 11.0%

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35. Ohio: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
> Concentrated poverty rate: 27.7% of poor pop. (24,453 residents)
> Overall poverty rate: 16.7% (state: 14.9%)
> Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: 23 out of 155
> Unemployment: 18.5% (poor neighborhoods) 6.1% (all other)

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