Special Report

Cities With the Lowest Poverty Rates

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45. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
> Poverty rate: 9.1% (Connecticut: 10.0%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 6.6% (Connecticut: 6.1%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 8.3% (Connecticut: 11.1%)
> Median household income: $97,053 (Connecticut: $78,833)

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44. Port St. Lucie, FL
> Poverty rate: 8.9% (Florida: 12.7%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 5.3% (Florida: 6.5%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.9% (Florida: 11.8%)
> Median household income: $62,608 (Florida: $59,227)

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43. Madison, WI
> Poverty rate: 8.9% (Wisconsin: 10.4%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 4.2% (Wisconsin: 5.7%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 5.4% (Wisconsin: 9.4%)
> Median household income: $75,545 (Wisconsin: $64,168)

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42. Raleigh-Cary, NC
> Poverty rate: 8.9% (North Carolina: 13.6%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 5.6% (North Carolina: 6.3%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 7.3% (North Carolina: 11.6%)
> Median household income: $80,096 (North Carolina: $57,341)

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41. Vallejo, CA
> Poverty rate: 8.9% (California: 11.8%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 8.6% (California: 9.3%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 6.2% (California: 8.4%)
> Median household income: $86,652 (California: $80,440)