Special Report

Big Cities With the Worst Child Poverty Rates

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35. Battle Creek, MI
> Child poverty rate: 26.6%
> Median family income, households with children: $58,354 — 74th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 18.9% — 181st lowest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 14.9% — 62nd highest of 378 metros

34. Columbus, GA-AL
> Child poverty rate: 27.1%
> Median family income, households with children: $56,806 — 64th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 25.6% — 69th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 17.7% — 14th highest of 378 metros

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33. Fort Smith, AR-OK
> Child poverty rate: 27.1%
> Median family income, households with children: $52,779 — 30th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 21.5% — 141st highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 12.5% — 144th highest of 378 metros

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32. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
> Child poverty rate: 27.2%
> Median family income, households with children: $59,762 — 82nd lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 24.4% — 89th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 18.5% — 7th highest of 378 metros

31. Rocky Mount, NC
> Child poverty rate: 27.4%
> Median family income, households with children: $44,629 — 4th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 33.3% — 9th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 19.5% — 3rd highest of 378 metros

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