Special Report

ZIP Codes With the Highest Poverty Rates in the Nation

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45. 87013
> Location: Cuba, New Mexico
> Poverty rate: 50.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,758 — 4,611th highest of 20,931 zip codes (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.8% — 772nd highest of 20,930 zip codes (tied)
> Median household income: $27,106 — 317th lowest of 20,926 zip codes

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44. 48201
> Location: Detroit, Michigan
> Poverty rate: 50.8%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 7,568 — 930th highest of 20,931 zip codes (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 39.1% — 254th highest of 20,930 zip codes (tied)
> Median household income: $17,331 — 26th lowest of 20,926 zip codes

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43. 01105
> Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
> Poverty rate: 50.8%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 5,844 — 1,610th highest of 20,931 zip codes
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 63.5% — 6th highest of 20,930 zip codes
> Median household income: $19,427 — 42nd lowest of 20,926 zip codes

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42. 71202
> Location: Monroe, Louisiana
> Poverty rate: 51.3%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 12,817 — 228th highest of 20,931 zip codes
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 42.0% — 168th highest of 20,930 zip codes
> Median household income: $23,285 — 128th lowest of 20,926 zip codes

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41. 87825
> Location: Alamo, New Mexico
> Poverty rate: 51.4%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,162 — 8,824th highest of 20,931 zip codes (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 13.6% — 7,042nd highest of 20,930 zip codes (tied)
> Median household income: $26,278 — 256th lowest of 20,926 zip codes

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