Special Report

The City Where Most People Live Below the Poverty Line in Every State

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Virginia: Charlottesville
> Poverty rate: 24.1% (Virginia: 10.6%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 10,645 (Virginia: 865,691)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 8.9% (Virginia: 8.2%)
> Median household income: $59,471 (Virginia: $74,222)

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Washington: Bellingham
> Poverty rate: 20.8% (Washington: 10.8%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 17,515 (Washington: 785,244)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 13.3% (Washington: 11.9%)
> Median household income: $53,396 (Washington: $73,775)

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West Virginia: Huntington
> Poverty rate: 32.3% (West Virginia: 17.6%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 14,146 (West Virginia: 310,044)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.1% (West Virginia: 16.8%)
> Median household income: $31,162 (West Virginia: $46,711)

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Wisconsin: Milwaukee
> Poverty rate: 25.4% (Wisconsin: 11.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 146,980 (Wisconsin: 639,160)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 26.6% (Wisconsin: 10.8%)
> Median household income: $41,838 (Wisconsin: $61,747)

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Wyoming: Gillette
> Poverty rate: 14.3% (Wyoming: 11.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 4,613 (Wyoming: 62,257)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 4.9% (Wyoming: 5.4%)
> Median household income: $79,789 (Wyoming: $64,049)

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