9 Poorest Cities in America in 2019

Are you interested in the poorest cities in America in 2019? If so, you are at thight place now, as we are here to show you Insider Monkey’s latest article about this topic.

The United States is well-known as the land of opportunities, where you can realize all your dreams. About seven of ten richest people on the planet are Americans. These people live in incredible wealth and are surrounded by all the best performing econimies. But the situation is not the same lucky across all of America.

There are varying median income in metropolitan areas. For example,  Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (popularly known as Silicon Valley) have amazing median incomes:  $40,392 per capita. While other metropolitan areas can’t boast with such good median incomes.

Now without a further ado, let’s check out what Insider Monkey have investigated for us about the poorest cities in America in 2019. 


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9. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas

The first area is in Texas. This area has a population of 1,592,383. The income was $18,518 per capita last year. Healthcare and social services give work for the most employees.  The top three employers in San Antonio are Methodist Healthcare System, Baptist Health System, and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM).

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This area has a population of  624,776, whose median income is $18,229 per capita. Over 264,000 people in this region work in the top five industries. The highest paying sector is utility sector, but Social assistance and Healthcare give work for 42,000 people.  The top three employers are Tobyhanna Army Depot, which deals in electronics, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG).

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7. Mobile, Alabama

It has a population of 540, 258. The median income is $18,126 per capita. Over 173,000 people make up the labor force for the economy of Mobile.  The largest employer in Mobile County is the Mobile County Public schools. In the Manufacturing sector, Austal Limited (ASB) is the largest employer.

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It has a population of 563,598. The income is  $17,365 per capita. More than 314,000 people work in the economy of the metro area. Most of thesm work in retail trade, Social assistance sector  and the Health care. The biggest employer in Stockton is Amazon Corpnet (NASDAQ:AMZN).

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5. Bakersfield, CA.

We are half way on our list of the poorest cities in America in 2019. The income is $15,760 per capita here. Its population is  661,645, and 342,000of them  work for the city’s economy. Most of them work in retail trade, Social assistance, Healthcare and Agriculture sector. The bestz paying sectors are utilities, public administration and mining and extraction. The top three biggest employers in the metro area are Kern County, Giumarra Farms, and Grimmway Farms.

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4. Fresno, Ca.

This area has a population over 922,516 people. The income is  $15,386 per capita. The largest employers are Social assistance and Healthcare, then agriculture and Retail trade. AT&T (NYSE:T), Community Medical Center, and Beverly Healthcare are the biggest employers in Fresno.

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3. El Paso, Texas

El Paso is the sixth-largest metro area in Texas with a population of  679,622. The income is  $13,421 per capita here. The economy of El Paso give work to more than 358,000 people, while over 49,000 people work in Social Assistance and Healthcare. There are 42,000 people in Retail trade, and 39,000 in Educational services.


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2. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in Texas. It has a population of 569,463 people and their average income $9,899 per capita. The largest industries here are Retail trade, Educational Services, Social Assistance, Healthcare. Teh highest paying industries are mining, manufacturing and Public daministration. The biggest employer in McAllen city is HEB Stores (HEB).

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1. San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, Puerto Rico

It is almost the largest metropolitan area in Puerto Rico. Its population is around  2,450,292. The median income in this area is around  $9,140.  The largest employer in San Juan is Triple-S (NYSE:GTS). This was our list of the poorest cities in America in 2019.  Have you ever visited one or more of them? What did you experience?

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