10 Poorest Cities in America and How Did It Happen

by Louise Downing
posted on Monday, July 11, 2011

 City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level

1. Detroit , MI   32.5%

2. Buffalo , NY   29.9%

3. Cincinnati , OH   27.8%

4. Cleveland , OH  27.0%

5. Miami , FL  26.9%

5. St. Louis , MO  26.8%

7. El Paso , TX   26.4%

8. Milwaukee , WI   26.2%

9. Philadelphia , PA   25.1%

10. Newark , NJ   24.2%

US. Census…