Special Report

US Cities with the Highest COVID-19 Death Rates

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35. Decatur, Illinois
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 154 per 100,000 people (total: 160)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 7,334 per 100,000 people — 64th out of 384 (total: 7,628)
> Median household income:$50,839 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 17.4% — 59th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 16.3% — 211th out of 384
> Population: 104,009

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34. Hot Springs, Arkansas
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 154 per 100,000 people (total: 153)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 5,714 per 100,000 people — 160th out of 384 (total: 5,679)
> Median household income:$45,265 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 17.4% — 59th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 20.0% — 76th out of 384
> Population: 99,386

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33. Johnstown, Pennsylvania
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 154 per 100,000 people (total: 201)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 6,195 per 100,000 people — 122nd out of 384 (total: 8,065)
> Median household income:$49,076 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 15.3% — 111th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 16.7% — 198th out of 384
> Population: 130,192

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32. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 155 per 100,000 people (total: 261)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 9,153 per 100,000 people — 20th out of 384 (total: 15,424)
> Median household income:$63,131 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 11.6% — 248th out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 13.4% — 324th out of 384
> Population: 168,522

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31. Worcester, Massachusetts 
> COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 21: 155 per 100,000 people (total: 1,469)
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 21: 4,341 per 100,000 people — 271st out of 384 (total: 41,123)
> Median household income:$76,348 (US median income: $65,712)
> Poverty rate: 9.8% — 322nd out of 384
> Adults who report being in poor or fair health: 13.8% — 308th out of 384
> Population: 947,404