Special Report

US Cities with the Highest COVID-19 Death Rates

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5. El Centro, California
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 217 per 100,000 people (total: 394)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 11,523 per 100,000 people — 6th out of 384 (total: 20,882)
> Median household income:$48,472 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 25.1% — 5th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 24.6% — 8th out of 384
> Population: 181,215

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4. Yuma, Arizona
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 218 per 100,000 people (total: 465)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 11,677 per 100,000 people — 5th out of 384 (total: 24,964)
> Median household income:$46,419 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 21.4% — 13th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 22.7% — 18th out of 384
> Population: 213,787

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3. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 219 per 100,000 people (total: 1,902)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 5,479 per 100,000 people — 185th out of 384 (total: 47,594)
> Median household income:$41,800 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 27.3% — 1st out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 30.5% — 3rd out of 384
> Population: 868,707

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2. Farmington, New Mexico
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 224 per 100,000 people (total: 278)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 7,192 per 100,000 people — 71st out of 384 (total: 8,915)
> Median household income:$44,321 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 21.2% — 14th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 22.0% — 30th out of 384
> Population: 123,958

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1. Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 250 per 100,000 people (total: 1,059)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 6,676 per 100,000 people — 96th out of 384 (total: 28,252)
> Median household income:$41,123 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 25.6% — 4th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 31.4% — 2nd out of 384
> Population: 423,163