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The City Where The Most People Live Below The Poverty Line In Every State

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Massachusetts: Holyoke
> Poverty rate: 29.3% (Massachusetts: 10.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 11,471 (Massachusetts: 680,962)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 33.6% (Massachusetts: 11.7%)
> Median household income: $40,769 (Massachusetts: $81,215)

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Michigan: Flint
> Poverty rate: 38.8% (Michigan: 14.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 36,655 (Michigan: 1,398,527)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 41.6% (Michigan: 13.3%)
> Median household income: $28,834 (Michigan: $57,144)

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Minnesota: St. Cloud
> Poverty rate: 22.5% (Minnesota: 9.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 14,307 (Minnesota: 526,065)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.8% (Minnesota: 7.9%)
> Median household income: $49,135 (Minnesota: $71,306)

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Mississippi: Greenville
> Poverty rate: 37.3% (Mississippi: 20.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 11,234 (Mississippi: 585,786)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 31.4% (Mississippi: 15.4%)
> Median household income: $27,025 (Mississippi: $45,081)

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Missouri: Cape Girardeau
> Poverty rate: 23.0% (Missouri: 13.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 8,455 (Missouri: 810,045)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.2% (Missouri: 11.1%)
> Median household income: $45,733 (Missouri: $55,461)

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