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Poverty by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston ranks fourth in percent of families living in poverty.
Published on 1/15/21
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Percentage of Families Living in Poverty
by Metro Area
Rank Area Percentage of families with income below the poverty level
1 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 11.2%
2 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 11.0%
3 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 10.3%
4 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 10.2%
5 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 10.1%
6 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 9.7%
7 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 9.6%
8 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 9.5%
9 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 9.4%
10 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 9.1%
11 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 8.9%
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 8.9%
13 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 8.6%
14 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 8.5%
15 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 8.5%
16 Columbus, OH Metro Area 8.4%
17 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 8.3%
18 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 8.3%
19 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 8.1%
20 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 8.1%
21 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 8.0%
22 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 7.8%
23 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 7.7%
24 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 7.7%
25 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 7.6%
26 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 7.5%
27 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 7.4%
28 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 7.3%
29 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 7.3%
30 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 7.2%
31 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 7.2%
32 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 7.0%
33 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 6.8%
34 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 6.8%
35 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 6.8%
36 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 6.6%
37 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 6.6%
38 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 6.4%
39 Richmond, VA Metro Area 6.3%
40 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 6.0%
41 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 5.7%
42 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 5.5%
43 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 5.4%
44 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 5.2%
45 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 5.2%
46 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 4.9%
47 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 4.8%
48 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 4.7%
49 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 4.7%
50 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 3.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey  
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