Top 50 metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rate in the U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rate in the United States in 2017. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area in Texas was ranked first with 31.8 percent of its population living below the poverty level in 2017.

Top 50 metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rate in the United States in 2017

Poverty rate
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX31.8
Laredo, TX 31.5
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 31.2
Las Cruces, NM 27.9
Visalia-Porterville, CA 27.1
Albany, GA 25.7
Athens-Clarke County, GA 25.4
Fresno, CA 25.4
Valdosta, GA 25.2
College Station-Bryan, TX 24.4
Greenville, NC 24.3
Monroe, LA 24.2
El Centro, CA 23.8
Bloomington, IN 23.5
Pine Bluff, AR 23.4
Merced, CA 23.3
Gainesville, FL 23.1
Macon-Bibb County, GA 23.1
Bakersfield, CA 22.6
Madera, CA 22.1
Ames, IA 22
Auburn-Opelika, AL 22
Hammond, LA 21.9
El Paso, TX 21.8
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 21.7
Hattiesburg, MS 21.6
Fort Smith, AR-OK 21.5
Goldsboro, NC 21.2
Muncie, IN 21.2
Sumter, SC 21.1
Carbondale-Marion, IL 21
Flagstaff, AZ 21
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 20.9
Farmington, NM 20.8
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 20.7
Corvallis, OR 20.7
Florence, SC 20.6
Chico, CA 20.5
Ithaca, NY 20.4
Tallahassee, FL 20.2
Flint, MI 20
Champaign-Urbana, IL 19.9
Columbus, GA-AL 19.8
Danville, IL 19.8
Morgantown, WV 19.8
Pueblo, CO 19.8
Brunswick, GA 19.7
Jackson, TN 19.7
Waco, TX 19.7
Yuma, AZ 19.7
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2017

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