U.S. metro areas with the highest poverty rate among children under age of 18, 2017

Top 50 metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rate amongst children under the age of 18 in the U.S. in 2017

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
U.S. metro areas with the highest poverty rate among children under age of 18, 2017 This statistic shows the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rate amongst children, aged under 18 years, in the United States in 2017. Brownsville-Harlingen in Texas was ranked first with almost 44 percent of its population, aged under 18 years, living below the poverty level in 2017.
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Top 50 metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rate amongst children under the age of 18 in the U.S. in 2017

Percentage of children below poverty level
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX43.9
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX43.8
Laredo, TX42
Las Cruces, NM41
Albany, GA38.1
Fresno, CA36.5
Pine Bluff, AR36.4
Monroe, LA36.2
Visalia-Porterville, CA36.2
Goldsboro, NC34.4
Macon-Bibb County, GA34.3
Merced, CA33.4
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA32.4
Sumter, SC31.8
Hammond, LA31.7
Valdosta, GA31.6
Madera, CA31.5
Sebring, FL31.5
Fort Smith, AR-OK31.4
Bakersfield, CA31.3
El Centro, CA31
Danville, IL30.7
Homosassa Springs, FL30.6
Brunswick, GA30.3
El Paso, TX30.3
Memphis, TN-MS-AR30
Flint, MI29.9
Hot Springs, AR29.9
Dothan, AL29.6
Athens-Clarke County, GA29.4
Mobile, AL29.3
Florence, SC29.2
Greenville, NC28.9
Gadsden, AL28.7
Hanford-Corcoran, CA28.7
Michigan City-La Porte, IN28.7
Ocala, FL28.7
Jackson, TN28.5
Columbus, GA-AL28.2
Montgomery, AL28.2
Yuma, AZ28.2
Dalton, GA28
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC27.9
Texarkana, TX-AR27.9
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ27.9
Rocky Mount, NC27.7
Yakima, WA27.7
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC27.6
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA27.6
Farmington, NM27.4
Percentage of children below poverty level
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX43.9
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX43.8
Laredo, TX42
Las Cruces, NM41
Albany, GA38.1
Fresno, CA36.5
Pine Bluff, AR36.4
Monroe, LA36.2
Visalia-Porterville, CA36.2
Goldsboro, NC34.4
Macon-Bibb County, GA34.3
Merced, CA33.4
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA32.4
Sumter, SC31.8
Hammond, LA31.7
Valdosta, GA31.6
Madera, CA31.5
Sebring, FL31.5
Fort Smith, AR-OK31.4
Bakersfield, CA31.3
El Centro, CA31
Danville, IL30.7
Homosassa Springs, FL30.6
Brunswick, GA30.3
El Paso, TX30.3
Memphis, TN-MS-AR30
Flint, MI29.9
Hot Springs, AR29.9
Dothan, AL29.6
Athens-Clarke County, GA29.4
Mobile, AL29.3
Florence, SC29.2
Greenville, NC28.9
Gadsden, AL28.7
Hanford-Corcoran, CA28.7
Michigan City-La Porte, IN28.7
Ocala, FL28.7
Jackson, TN28.5
Columbus, GA-AL28.2
Montgomery, AL28.2
Yuma, AZ28.2
Dalton, GA28
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC27.9
Texarkana, TX-AR27.9
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ27.9
Rocky Mount, NC27.7
Yakima, WA27.7
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC27.6
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA27.6
Farmington, NM27.4
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
This statistic shows the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest poverty rate amongst children, aged under 18 years, in the United States in 2017. Brownsville-Harlingen in Texas was ranked first with almost 44 percent of its population, aged under 18 years, living below the poverty level in 2017.
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