The 7 Poorest Cities in America

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Louisville, Kentucky

Poverty affects the whole state of Kentucky, where over 800,000 individuals, or nearly one-fifth of the population, live in poverty.

Boston, Massachusetts

The poverty rate in Boston is still lower than the national average. However, since the beginning of the crisis, the city has been struggling with an increase in poverty.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis was severely impacted by the recession. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the percentage of children living in poverty increased in the city by one of the highest rates in the country between 2005 and 2013.

El Paso, Texas

Two of the most significant economic problems in this border city are poor wages and education. Compared to the 85 percent national average, only 74% of El Paso residents aged.

Fresno, California

Similar to numerous other Central Valley municipalities in California, Fresno is reliant on low-wage farm labor and jobs in the agriculture sector.

Baltimore, Maryland

Fresno, like a lot of other towns in California's Central Valley, depends on low-wage farm labor and jobs in the agriculture sector.

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson's recovery from the recession has been hampered by high unemployment and sluggish economic growth. Data from the state government of Arizona shows that the city's unemployment rate increased from 3.6% at the end of 2007 to a peak of 9.4% in 2010.