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Big Cities With the Worst Child Poverty Rates

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5. Albany, GA
> Child poverty rate: 34.2%
> Median family income, households with children: $45,841 — 6th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 35.5% — 4th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 21.8% — the highest of 378 metros

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4. Las Cruces, NM
> Child poverty rate: 34.7%
> Median family income, households with children: $43,555 — 3rd lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 37.3% — 2nd highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 14.9% — 63rd highest of 378 metros

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3. Monroe, LA
> Child poverty rate: 35.4%
> Median family income, households with children: $49,579 — 14th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 29.4% — 25th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 17.7% — 13th highest of 378 metros

2. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
> Child poverty rate: 38.3%
> Median family income, households with children: $41,057 — the lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 35.1% — 5th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 18.0% — 11th highest of 378 metros

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1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
> Child poverty rate: 39.6%
> Median family income, households with children: $41,938 — 2nd lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 39.3% — the highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 18.6% — 5th highest of 378 metros

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