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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016’s Neediest Cities in USA – WalletHub Study

With the giving season reminding us to be selfless and tens of millions of our fellow Americans suffering from poverty, homelessness and hunger, the personal-finance website WalletHub followed up on its report on the Most Charitable States with an in-depth look at 2016's Neediest Cities.

Hoping to inspire goodwill toward the less fortunate, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 21 key metrics to determine where Americans are most economically disadvantaged. The data set ranges from “child poverty rate” to “food-insecurity rate” to “uninsured rate.”
 Neediest Cities  
 1Detroit, MI 11Baltimore, MD 
 2Brownsville, TX 12Indianapolis, IN 
 3Memphis, TN 13Augusta, GA 
 4Atlanta, GA 14Newark, NJ 
 5Cleveland, OH 15Little Rock, AK 
 6Philadelphia, PA 16Columbus, GA 
 7Jackson, MS 17Toledo, OH 
 8Birmingham, AL 18Buffalo, NY 
 9New Orleans, LA 19Richmond, VA 
 10Fresno, CA 20St. Louis, MO 

Key Stats
  • Fremont, Calif., has the lowest child-poverty rate, 3.5 percent, which is 16.5 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 57.6 percent.
  • Pembroke Pines, Fla., has the lowest adult-poverty rate, 4.8 percent, which is 7 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 33.9 percent.
  • Overland Park, Kan., has the fewest homeless persons per 1,000 residents, 0.26, which is 53 times fewer than in Honolulu, the city with the most at 14.00.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D., the city with the lowest unemployment rate, 2.0 percent, which is 5.6 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 11.1 percent.
  • Fremont, Calif., the city with the lowest percentage of residents lacking health insurance, 2.5 percent, which is 11.8 times lower than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the highest at 29.4 percent.
  • Irvine, Calif., has the lowest violent-crime rate per 1,000 residents, 0.56, which is 33 times lower than in St. Louis, the city with the highest at 18.17.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/cities-with-the-highest-and-lowest-population-in-need/8795/

SOURCE: WalletHub

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