Are you finding it hard to make ends meet? If you live in one of the cities listed below, the neighbors can relate too.
The US is notorious for income inequality. Those who live in wealthy areas of the country tend to be much richer than those at the bottom.
In fact, data from the 2019 Census shows which cities and states are the worst off. Typically, the analysis had to exclude areas with populations less than 61,000, so West Virginia, Wyoming, and Vermont weren’t included.
This list contains the poorest cities in many US states. The information is based on household earnings.
40. St. Cloud, Minnesota
The poverty rate of St. Cloud doubles for the entire state, so having a job isn’t a guarantee that you’re financially stable. Roughly half of the city’s poor are actually employed. Thankfully, the real estate prices are often low to match such low incomes.
39. Fargo, North Dakota
Though the media portray Fargo as a crime-filled city, it’s not always like that. However, the Fargo-Moorhead area experienced a population boom because of the growing job market and has low unemployment. Regardless, the poverty rate is still much higher here than in the rest of the state!