A Georgia City Makes 2017’s Neediest Cities – WalletHub Study

Hoping to inspire goodwill toward the less fortunate, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 25 key metrics to determine where Americans are most economically disadvantaged.

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 2017’s Neediest Cities.

Hoping to inspire goodwill toward the less fortunate, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 25 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
1 Detroit, MI 11 Gulfport, MS
2 Cleveland, OH 12 Philadelphia, PA
3 Newark, NJ 13 Brownsville, TX
4 Memphis, TN 14 Birmingham, AL
5 Jackson, MS 15 Little Rock, AR
6 Atlanta, GA 16 New Orleans, LA
7 Fresno, CA 17 Shreveport, LA
8 Los Angeles, CA 18 Baltimore, MD
9 St. Louis, MO 19 Toledo, OH
10 Indianapolis, IN 20 San Bernardino, CA

Key Stats

  • Fremont, California, has the lowest child poverty rate, 4.8 percent, which is 11.7 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 56.2 percent.
  • Pearl City, Hawaii, has the lowest adult poverty rate, 4.67 percent, which is 7.2 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 33.74 percent.
  • Overland Park, Kansas, has the fewest homeless persons (per 1,000 residents), 0.23, which is 61.7 times fewer than in Honolulu, the city with the most at 14.18.
  • Fargo, North Dakota, has the lowest unemployment rate, 1.6 percent, which is six times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 9.6 percent.
  • Pearl City, Hawaii, has the lowest share of uninsured residents, 3.3 percent, which is 10.1 times lower than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the highest at 33.4 percent.
  • Irvine, California, has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 0.57, which is 35.9 times fewer than in Detroit, the city with the most at 20.47.

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/

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