Special Report

Big Cities With the Worst Child Poverty Rates

10. Danville, IL
> Child poverty rate: 30.5%
> Median family income, households with children: $46,539 — 7th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 30.7% — 17th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 16.3% — 30th highest of 378 metros

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9. Beckley, WV
> Child poverty rate: 30.6%
> Median family income, households with children: $52,536 — 28th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 31.0% — 16th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 11.4% — 168th lowest of 378 metros

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8. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> Child poverty rate: 30.6%
> Median family income, households with children: $52,063 — 25th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 25.9% — 65th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 18.2% — 10th highest of 378 metros

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7. Macon-Bibb County, GA
> Child poverty rate: 30.7%
> Median family income, households with children: $56,887 — 67th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 26.6% — 52nd highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 17.8% — 12th highest of 378 metros

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6. Laredo, TX
> Child poverty rate: 34.0%
> Median family income, households with children: $49,653 — 15th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 34.5% — 8th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 19.7% — 2nd highest of 378 metros

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