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

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Kansas: Lawrence
> Poverty rate: 20.7% (Kansas: 12.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 18,426 (Kansas: 337,739)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 6.5% (Kansas: 7.5%)
> Median household income: $53,639 (Kansas: $59,597)

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Kentucky: Richmond
> Poverty rate: 30.3% (Kentucky: 17.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 9,250 (Kentucky: 747,010)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 18.5% (Kentucky: 14.0%)
> Median household income: $36,302 (Kentucky: $50,589)

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Louisiana: Monroe
> Poverty rate: 36.8% (Louisiana: 19.2%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 16,507 (Louisiana: 871,467)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 27.2% (Louisiana: 15.4%)
> Median household income: $30,438 (Louisiana: $49,469)

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Maine: Bangor
> Poverty rate: 18.9% (Maine: 11.8%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 5,708 (Maine: 153,131)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 19.1% (Maine: 13.5%)
> Median household income: $46,625 (Maine: $57,918)

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Maryland: Hagerstown
> Poverty rate: 25.7% (Maryland: 9.2%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 10,116 (Maryland: 539,991)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.0% (Maryland: 10.2%)
> Median household income: $40,800 (Maryland: $84,805)

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