List of the poorest places in the United States

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Kiryas Joel, New York had the lowest per capita income of any location with over 10,000 population in the US, as of the 2000 census.

According to the United States Census Bureau the following are the places in the United States with the lowest per capita or median household income. Locations with populations from the 2010 census are ranked by median household income as surveyed between 2008 and 2012. For comparison, locations are next listed with populations per capita income from the 2000 census. The most sizable community in 2000 (with a population of 13,138) was Kiryas Joel, New York which had a lowest per capita income of just $4,355. In terms of geographic size, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the adjacent Rosebud Indian Reservation (Lakota Sioux Reservations, South Dakota) have long been among the lowest income areas in the United States. Three of the lowest ten per capita income locations in the U.S. are on these two reservations, which constitute the three largest populations in the bottom ten locations.

Locations over 1,000 population (2008-12 American Community Survey)[edit]

The data below are for median household income, based on 2008–2012 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and with populations from the 2010 U.S. Census.[1] Only places with a population over 1,000 are included, as data on locations with small populations often has a very high margin of error.

For comparison, the median household income for the United States is $53,046.[1]

RankPlaceStatePopul.2008-2012 Median
Household
Income
White,
Non-Latino
Black,
Non-Latino
API,
Non-Latino
Native,
Non-Latino
Latino
1BlackwaterAZ1,062$9,4912.3%0.5%0.1%72.1%22.1%
2MunizTX1,106$11,7110.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.8%
3BeattyvilleKY1,307$12,36196.4%1.0%0.1%0.2%1.5%
4University Park[Note 1]NM4,192$12,78842.0%4.0%6.5%4.5%39.6%
5TchulaMS2,096$12,8061.6%96.7%0.2%0.0%1.1%
6JamestownTN1,959$13,06095.3%0.1%0.0%0.7%2.7%
7YanceyvilleNC2,039$13,50538.2%54.0%0.5%0.4%3.6%
8CamptiLA1,056$13,69326.9%69.9%0.2%0.4%0.8%
9CullenLA1,163$13,71112.7%85.3%0.2%0.0%1.1%
10SneedvilleTN1,387$13,71997.1%0.6%0.1%0.3%0.3%
11Las Palmas-JuarezTX1,605$13,7504.8%0.0%0.2%0.0%95.0%
12MelvilleLA1,041$14,32845.0%51.9%0.2%0.2%1.8%
13ClarksLA1,017$14,47950.8%46.2%0.3%0.2%1.9%
14MeigsGA1,035$14,58328.5%64.0%0.0%0.1%6.3%
15FerridayLA3,511$14,66215.4%83.3%0.3%0.2%0.3%
16MorgantownKY2,394$14,91689.0%0.6%0.3%0.0%9.5%
17UnionvilleGA1,845$15,1860.9%95.8%0.1%0.3%2.2%
18CibecueAZ1,713$15,2080.8%0.1%1.7%95.2%1.9%
19Lumber CityGA1,328$15,36347.6%51.0%0.0%0.1%1.1%
20MunfordvilleKY1,615$15,51984.5%11.8%0.6%0.1%1.4%
21ColumbusNM1,664$15,58311.8%0.1%0.0%0.8%85.9%
22RosedaleMS1,873$15,78912.7%86.5%0.1%0.1%0.2%
23VanceburgKY1,518$16,06797.8%0.3%0.0%0.4%0.5%
24BrooksvilleMS1,223$16,07115.5%82.5%0.1%0.1%1.0%
25BishopvilleSC3,471$16,10326.0%70.9%0.8%0.3%1.2%
26ShelbyMS2,229$16,3224.7%94.3%0.0%0.0%0.8%
27Pine KnotKY1,621$16,43291.3%4.9%0.2%0.7%1.4%
28Boone[Note 1]NC17,122$16,44789.9%3.4%1.5%0.2%3.3%
29NilandCA1,006$16,45829.7%2.8%2.0%1.8%61.4%
30OlmitoTX1,210$16,5073.6%0.0%0.0%0.6%95.8%
31South HendersonNC1,213$16,55930.9%49.2%0.3%0.0%18.2%
32RobertaGA1,007$16,58750.3%43.7%1.5%0.0%3.1%
33MossesAL1,029$16,7131.5%96.7%0.0%0.0%1.8%
34Fort GainesGA1,107$16,72624.1%74.3%0.1%0.0%0.3%
35Banks SpringsLA1,192$16,72742.9%52.8%0.8%0.1%1.8%
36LivingstonAL3,485$16,73634.4%63.8%0.3%0.1%0.7%
37PirtlevilleAZ1,744$16,9143.6%0.3%0.2%0.5%95.3%
38FairfaxSC2,025$16,97619.1%78.6%0.6%0.1%1.5%
39CairoIL2,831$16,97727.4%69.6%0.4%0.2%0.4%
40FayetteMS1,614$17,0831.6%97.7%0.0%0.2%0.2%
41CenturyFL1,698$17,18839.4%55.8%0.5%0.4%1.1%
42HughesAR1,441$17,21223.4%74.2%0.6%0.2%1.1%
43City ViewSC1,345$17,21237.4%27.6%0.4%0.2%33.4%
44CalwaCA2,052$17,2284.5%1.1%2.2%1.3%90.1%
45RoscommonMI1,075$17,32195.5%0.3%0.8%0.7%0.2%
46HarlemFL2,658$17,3610.9%95.5%0.0%0.2%3.0%
47ShawMS1,952$17,3916.4%93.0%0.1%0.0%0.3%
48StatenvilleGA1,040$17,48353.8%11.6%1.0%2.1%29.2%
49LuxoraAR1,178$17,61433.1%60.8%0.0%0.5%4.6%
50OlaAR1,281$17,61479.1%0.5%0.5%0.9%18.0%
51BaldwinMI1,208$17,62161.7%27.9%0.1%0.7%4.9%
52ParkinAR1,105$17,72127.5%69.4%0.0%0.6%1.1%
53CarbondaleIL25,902$17,74360.1%25.3%5.7%0.3%5.4%
54AnnvilleKY1,095$17,75097.7%0.1%0.0%0.1%1.6%
55MansfieldMO1,296$17,75096.9%0.6%0.5%0.3%0.9%
56Benton HarborMI10,038$17,7666.4%88.7%0.1%0.3%2.2%
57Cullowhee[Note 1]NC6,228$17,77584.6%7.0%1.2%0.7%5.1%
58BrookdaleSC4,873$17,8390.7%97.5%0.2%0.1%0.7%
59New BostonOH2,272$17,87595.5%1.1%0.3%0.1%0.9%
60ElizabethtownNC3,583$18,01042.6%50.7%0.7%0.4%4.1%
61BelhavenNC1,688$18,17937.6%55.1%0.5%0.5%5.0%
62Clay CityKY1,077$18,20596.6%0.0%0.5%0.1%2.0%
63PembrokeNC2,973$18,22015.8%12.2%0.8%65.7%2.2%
64ClarksvilleTX3,285$18,23240.2%47.7%0.4%0.4%9.6%
65SunflowerMS1,159$18,29912.0%86.3%0.0%0.0%1.6%
66ReformAL1,702$18,31350.4%47.9%0.0%0.1%0.9%
67WaldoAR1,372$18,34830.3%67.2%0.1%0.1%1.2%
68MaconMS2,768$18,36721.7%77.0%0.5%0.1%0.5%
69Athens[Note 1]OH23,832$18,42884.7%4.3%6.1%0.1%2.4%
70EudoraAR2,269$18,4389.1%89.3%0.0%0.4%1.0%
71MedinaTX3,935$18,4462.0%0.2%0.0%0.1%97.7%
72AlortonIL2,002$18,4950.9%97.5%0.0%0.0%0.2%
73Breckinridge CenterKY2,080$18,53650.0%43.2%1.3%0.5%4.0%
74GoodmanMS1,386$18,60323.7%74.2%0.1%0.1%1.2%
75MetcalfeMS1,067$18,6253.4%94.9%0.1%0.0%1.0%
76LambertMS1,638$18,67611.0%88.3%0.0%0.1%0.4%
77SebastianTX1,917$18,6845.0%0.3%0.0%0.1%94.6%
78HaytiMO2,939$18,71251.9%45.1%0.3%0.2%1.0%
79ShackelfordCA3,371$18,76416.3%0.5%1.4%0.6%79.6%
80RankinPA2,122$18,77918.0%76.8%0.1%0.3%1.0%
81DermottAR2,316$18,79520.1%77.1%0.7%0.1%1.0%
82CelinaTN1,495$18,83094.5%1.0%0.1%0.1%3.1%
83AlicevilleAL2,486$18,84722.6%74.3%0.0%0.1%1.2%
84MaxtonNC2,426$18,84818.4%65.0%0.1%13.6%1.8%
85AltoTX1,225$18,85452.7%24.7%0.0%0.0%20.9%
86FalfurriasTX4,981$18,8847.0%0.2%0.3%0.2%92.0%
87Citrus CityTX2,321$18,92512.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%87.3%
88East SpencerNC1,534$18,94211.3%83.3%0.0%0.2%2.4%
89LumbertonMS2,086$18,95042.1%56.2%0.0%0.1%1.5%
90RenovoPA1,228$19,00996.8%0.1%0.0%0.1%1.1%
91KentwoodLA2,198$19,01326.6%71.7%0.3%0.1%0.9%
92VadoNM3,194$19,0313.9%0.4%0.0%0.2%95.5%
93Benton HeightsMI4,084$19,03327.2%61.5%0.1%0.5%8.1%
94WolfhurstOH1,239$19,06793.9%3.5%0.4%0.0%0.2%
95San AugustineTX2,108$19,06736.4%51.8%0.4%0.0%10.5%
96La GrullaTX1,622$19,0941.8%0.0%0.0%0.1%98.1%
97Reynolds HeightsPA2,061$19,13296.1%1.2%0.1%0.0%0.7%
98HouckAZ1,024$19,1381.2%0.0%0.1%95.2%2.0%
99BiolaCA1,623$19,1675.5%0.4%19.3%0.6%73.7%
100MamouLA3,242$19,17253.9%42.8%0.2%0.2%1.4%

Out of these 100 places, 30 are majority white, 47 are majority Black, 4 are majority Native American, and 15 are majority Latino. Of these 100 places, 66 are in the former Confederacy (12 in Mississippi, 11 in Texas, 9 in North Carolina, 8 in Louisiana, 7 in Arkansas, 6 in Georgia, 4 each in Alabama and South Carolina, 3 in Tennessee, and 2 in Florida); additionally, there are 8 in Kentucky, 4 each in Arizona, California, and Michigan, 3 each in Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and 2 in Missouri.[1]

Large cities with a high percentage of low income residents[edit]

For the survey, a large city is defined as a city with a population of 250,000 or more. Percentage of residents living below the U.S. government established poverty income level is listed, based on 2012 US Census estimates.[2]

  1. Detroit, Michigan 42.3%
  2. Cleveland, Ohio 36.1%
  3. Cincinnati, Ohio 34.1%
  4. Miami, Florida 31.7%
  5. Fresno, California 31.5%
  6. Buffalo, New York 30.9%
  7. Newark, New Jersey 30.4%
  8. Toledo, Ohio 30.1%
  9. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 29.9%
  10. St. Louis, Missouri 29.2%

All locations (2000 census)[edit]

Location, per capita income, population[edit]

  1. Allen, South Dakota $1,539, (420)
  2. Cuevitas, Texas $1,703, (37)
  3. Brundage, Texas $2,371, (31)
  4. Wounded Knee, South Dakota $2,403, (328) [3]
  5. Tobin, California $2,584, (11)
  6. Los Angeles Subdivision, Texas $2,701, (86)
  7. Tagg Flats, Oklahoma $2,774, (11)
  8. Elmo, Montana $2,778, (143)
  9. McNary, Arizona $2,917, (349)
  10. Parmelee, South Dakota $2,946, (650)
  11. East Dunseith, North Dakota $3,026, (219)
  12. Boys Town, Nebraska $3,048, (818)
  13. Green Grass, South Dakota $3,135, (58)
  14. Belden, California $3,141, (26)
  15. South Alamo, Texas $3,162, (3,101)
  16. Muniz, Texas $3,230, (1,106)
  17. Lago, Texas $3,346, (246)
  18. Lukachukai, Arizona $3,380, (1,565)
  19. Nageezi, New Mexico $3,502, (296)
  20. Redford, Texas $3,577, (132)
  21. Indian Hills, Texas $3,583 (2,036)
  22. El Cenizo, Texas $3,610 (3,545)
  23. Little Eagle, South Dakota $3,632 (370)
  24. Del Mar Heights, Texas $3,665 (259)
  25. Aleneva, Alaska $3,707 (68)
  26. Calio, North Dakota $3,711 (24)
  27. Alto Bonito, Texas $3,717 (569)
  28. Stidham, Oklahoma $3,764 (23)
  29. Steamboat, Arizona $3,767 (233)
  30. Oglala, South Dakota $3,824 (1,229)
  31. Las Lomas, Texas $3,877 (2,684)
  32. Whiterocks, Utah $3,920 (341)
  33. Winslow West, Arizona – $3,951 (131)
  34. Ponemah, Minnesota $4,000 (874)
  35. Bullhead, South Dakota $4,029 (308)
  36. Fort Thompson, South Dakota $4,030 (1,375)
  37. Alamo, New Mexico $4,039 (1,183)
  38. Spring Creek, South Dakota $4,045 (136)
  39. Cameron Park, Texas $4,103 (5,961)
  40. Antelope, South Dakota $4,105 (867)
  41. University Park, New Mexico $4,152 (2,732)
  42. Hartwell, Missouri $4,216 (16)
  43. Mila Doce, Texas $4,221 (4,907)
  44. La Rosita, Texas $4,228 (1,729)
  45. Sheep Springs, New Mexico $4,260 (237)
  46. San Carlos, Texas $4,296 (2,650)
  47. Pope-Vannoy Landing, Alaska $4,325 (8)
  48. Kiryas Joel, New York $4,355 (13,138)
  49. Porcupine, South Dakota $4,429 (407)
  50. Manderson-White Horse Creek, South Dakota $4,440 (626)
  51. Memphis, Alabama $4,444 (33)
  52. Santa Cruz, Texas $4,493 (630)
  53. Sawmill, Arizona $4,495 (612)
  54. La Puerta, Texas $4,507 (1,636)
  55. Butterfield, Texas $4,526 (61)
  56. Navajo, New Mexico $4,551 (2,097)
  57. North Escobares, Texas $4,562 (1,692)
  58. Rio Bravo, Texas $4,566 (5,553)
  59. Wanblee, South Dakota $4,584 (641)
  60. Ranchette Estates, Texas $4,605 (133)
  61. San Carlos, Arizona $4,615 (3,716)
  62. Natural Bridge, Alabama $4,619 (28)
  63. Dixville, New Hampshire $4,667 (75)
  64. Round Rock, Arizona $4,688 (144)
  65. Aurora Center, South Dakota $4,700 (7)
  66. Oljato, Arizona $4,702 (155)
  67. East Fork, Arizona $4,772 (880)
  68. Hildale, Utah $4,782 (1,895)
  69. Progreso, Texas $4,789 (4,851)
  70. Muddy, Montana $4,837 (627)
  71. Bixby, Texas $4,852 (356)
  72. Scissors, Texas $4,914 (2,805)
  73. Heidelberg, Texas $4,922 (1,586)
  74. Doffing, Texas $4,923 (4,256)
  75. Shell Valley, North Dakota $4,948 (395)
  76. Tradewinds, Texas $4,962 (163)
  77. Las Palmas-Juarez, Texas $4,973 (1,666)
  78. East Orosi, California $4,984 (426)
  79. Belle Glade Camp, Florida $4,995 (1,141)
  80. Storla, South Dakota $5,014 (15)
  81. Milltown, South Dakota $5,031 (8)
  82. Nazlini, Arizona $5,036 (397)
  83. French Camp, Mississippi $5,047 (393)
  84. Pinesdale, Montana $5,051 (742)
  85. Roma Creek, Texas $5,062 (610)
  86. Salineno, Texas $5,115 (304)
  87. Sullivan City, Texas $5,131 (3,998)
  88. Lindsay, Texas $5,142 (394)
  89. Kaser, New York $5,147 (3,316)
  90. Fort Totten, North Dakota $5,165 (952)
  91. Olmito, Texas $5,170 (1,198)
  92. La Homa, Texas $5,180 (10,433)
  93. Midway North, Texas $5,202 (3,946)
  94. Houck, Arizona $5,219 (1,087)
  95. Spring Garden-Terra Verde, Texas $5,223 (693)
  96. Howe Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania $5,223 (417)
  97. New Square, New York $5,237 (4,624)
  98. Lopezville, Texas $5,254 (4,476)
  99. Colorado City, Arizona $5,293 (3,334)
  100. Wheelwright, Kentucky $5,367 (1,034)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Several places in the 2010 list of places over 1,000 people have low median incomes because they are college towns, and a majority of the place's population is made up of college or university students: University Park, New Mexico, home to New Mexico State University; Boone, North Carolina, home to Appalachian State University; Cullowhee, North Carolina, home to Western Carolina University; and Athens, Ohio, home to Ohio University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "US Census". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.governing.com/blogs/view/gov-poverty-rates-remain-stubbornly-high-big-cities.html
  3. ^ "US Census". Retrieved 20 November 2012.