Special Report

Cities With the Lowest Poverty Rates

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40. Lewiston-Auburn, ME
> Poverty rate: 8.8% (Maine: 10.9%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 5.6% (Maine: 5.4%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 13.4% (Maine: 12.3%)
> Median household income: $63,813 (Maine: $58,924)

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39. Ocean City, NJ
> Poverty rate: 8.8% (New Jersey: 9.2%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 9.8% (New Jersey: 8.2%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 9.3% (New Jersey: 7.4%)
> Median household income: $69,980 (New Jersey: $85,751)

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38. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
> Poverty rate: 8.7% (Florida: 12.7%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 5.2% (Florida: 6.5%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 8.6% (Florida: 11.8%)
> Median household income: $57,305 (Florida: $59,227)

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37. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
> Poverty rate: 8.7% (Iowa: 11.2%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 3.7% (Iowa: 3.6%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 9.6% (Iowa: 9.5%)
> Median household income: $71,164 (Iowa: $61,691)

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36. Casper, WY
> Poverty rate: 8.6% (Wyoming: 10.1%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 8.5% (Wyoming: 5.5%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 4.1% (Wyoming: 4.7%)
> Median household income: $65,034 (Wyoming: $65,003)