Startling News! Michigan is Home to the Poorest Town in America
Although Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in America, it's home to the poorest city in the United States.
This is sad news for our state and the residents that live there. According to wordpopulationreview.com,
Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the United States has a significant income inequality gap, and several towns around the country are plagued by financial hardship and poverty. Poverty in the United States defines the group of people that are in a state of deprivation, lacking the usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions, often not enough to sustain a good standard of living.
What is poverty? Merriam-Webster defines poverty as:
the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions
In the United States poverty level is set by poverty threshold. According to prb.org, poverty threshold is defined as:
A poverty threshold is a specified dollar amount considered to be the minimum level of resources necessary to meet the basic needs of a family unit.
The poverty level in the United States, according to worldpopulationreview.com is $25,700.
These numbers are shocking to me; it's sad that we live in the greatest country in the world, yet so much poverty exists.
America's Top Ten Poorest Cities
According to worldpupulationreview.com, these are America's poorest cities.
- Detroit, MI
- Cleveland, OH
- Dayton, OH
- Hartford, CT
- Rochester, NY
- Newark, NJ
- Jackson, MS
- Syracuse, NY
- Birmingham, AL
- Springfield, MA