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

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Hawaii: Hilo
> Poverty rate: 17.1% (Hawaii: 9.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 7,522 (Hawaii: 130,649)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.0% (Hawaii: 10.8%)
> Median household income: $63,283 (Hawaii: $81,275)

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Idaho: Pocatello
> Poverty rate: 18.5% (Idaho: 13.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 9,948 (Idaho: 221,256)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 15.3% (Idaho: 9.8%)
> Median household income: $46,617 (Idaho: $55,785)

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Illinois: East St. Louis
> Poverty rate: 33.4% (Illinois: 12.5%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 8,840 (Illinois: 1,557,873)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 43.3% (Illinois: 12.8%)
> Median household income: $24,343 (Illinois: $65,886)

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Indiana: East Chicago
> Poverty rate: 32.3% (Indiana: 13.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 9,061 (Indiana: 867,996)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.7% (Indiana: 9.8%)
> Median household income: $32,839 (Indiana: $56,303)

Iowa: Cedar Falls
> Poverty rate: 18.0% (Iowa: 11.5%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 6,667 (Iowa: 348,122)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 7.6% (Iowa: 10.2%)
> Median household income: $61,420 (Iowa: $60,523)

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