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

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New Mexico: Las Cruces
> Poverty rate: 23.6% (New Mexico: 19.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 23,611 (New Mexico: 392,065)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.4% (New Mexico: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $43,022 (New Mexico: $49,754)

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New York: Binghamton
> Poverty rate: 32.6% (New York: 14.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 14,165 (New York: 2,681,277)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 28.2% (New York: 14.7%)
> Median household income: $34,487 (New York: $68,486)

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North Carolina: Goldsboro
> Poverty rate: 26.1% (North Carolina: 14.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 8,540 (North Carolina: 1,467,591)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 25.6% (North Carolina: 12.6%)
> Median household income: $34,083 (North Carolina: $54,602)

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North Dakota: Grand Forks
> Poverty rate: 18.5% (North Dakota: 10.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 9,790 (North Dakota: 78,198)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 9.0% (North Dakota: 6.7%)
> Median household income: $50,076 (North Dakota: $64,894)

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Ohio: Youngstown
> Poverty rate: 35.2% (Ohio: 14.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 21,382 (Ohio: 1,588,343)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 36.7% (Ohio: 13.1%)
> Median household income: $28,822 (Ohio: $56,602)

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