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

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Alabama: Gadsden
> Poverty rate: 27.1% (Alabama: 16.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 9,390 (Alabama: 795,989)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 24.3% (Alabama: 14.0%)
> Median household income: $32,642 (Alabama: $50,536)

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Alaska: Fairbanks
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (Alaska: 10.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,204 (Alaska: 76,933)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.4% (Alaska: 10.5%)
> Median household income: $62,602 (Alaska: $77,640)

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Arizona: San Luis
> Poverty rate: 24.2% (Arizona: 15.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 7,566 (Arizona: 1,043,764)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 39.7% (Arizona: 11.1%)
> Median household income: $37,255 (Arizona: $58,945)

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Arkansas: Pine Bluff
> Poverty rate: 26.8% (Arkansas: 17.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 10,427 (Arkansas: 496,260)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 23.7% (Arkansas: 12.1%)
> Median household income: $34,723 (Arkansas: $47,597)

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California: Brawley
> Poverty rate: 33.8% (California: 13.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 8,785 (California: 5,149,742)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 27.8% (California: 8.9%)
> Median household income: $42,326 (California: $75,235)

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