This data series is taken from the chart ," In Poverty" with the more complete definition of: Number of people earning less than the poverty level of earnings. Note that the Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value that varies by family size and family composition to determine who is in poverty. If a families total income is less than the threshold, then that family is considered to be in poverty.
This page shows the top 100 Cities in the entire United States ranked by Total People Earning Less Than The Poverty Level.
The Economy data itself is based on the 2019 American Community Survey from the Census Bureau.
The top graph is a Histogram and shows the data depicted in a bar graph with the length of each bar in proportion to the frequency of the number of Cities with a value for Total In Poverty falling between the range shown on the horizontal axis.
The second diagram is a table which shows the Cities sorted by Total In Poverty.
You can click on any column in the table to resort the table in ascending or descending order. Also, you can Click on any location name in the table to get the full web page profile.
Note: Cities shown include only those with more than 24,999 population and at least 249 housing units.
Source: 2020 American Community Survey
Top 100 US Cities Ranked by Total People Earning Less Than The Poverty Level
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
Data sources - Mouse over icon in upper right corner of each chart for information.