Special Report

Big Cities With the Worst Child Poverty Rates

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30. Mobile, AL
> Child poverty rate: 27.4%
> Median family income, households with children: $56,503 — 58th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 26.5% — 54th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 15.2% — 51st highest of 378 metros

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29. Sumter, SC
> Child poverty rate: 27.5%
> Median family income, households with children: $48,688 — 12th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 28.0% — 45th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 16.7% — 24th highest of 378 metros

28. Michigan City-La Porte, IN
> Child poverty rate: 27.5%
> Median family income, households with children: $63,318 — 124th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 22.3% — 119th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 13.6% — 95th highest of 378 metros

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27. Dothan, AL
> Child poverty rate: 27.6%
> Median family income, households with children: $57,611 — 73rd lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 26.4% — 58th highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 12.5% — 141st highest of 378 metros

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26. Brunswick, GA
> Child poverty rate: 27.7%
> Median family income, households with children: $56,222 — 54th lowest of 378 metros
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 24.8% — 81st highest of 378 metros
> Households headed by single mothers: 13.3% — 103rd highest of 378 metros

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