Top 25 most populated cities in the U.S. - family poverty rate 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of families who live below the poverty level in the top 25 most populated cities in the U.S. in 2018. In 2018, around 12.1 percent of all families in Boston city lived below the poverty level.

Percentage of families who live below the poverty level in the most populated cities in the U.S. in 2018

Percentage of poor families
Detroit city, Michigan28.3
Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania19.2
El Paso city, Texas17
Houston city, Texas16.9
San Antonio city, Texas15.6
New York city, New York14.1
Chicago city, Illinois13.8
Dallas city, Texas13.8
Columbus city, Ohio13.7
Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), Tennessee13.1
Fort Worth city, Texas12.5
Phoenix city, Arizona12.2
Los Angeles city, California12.2
Boston city, Massachusetts12.1
Indianapolis city (balance), Indiana12
Jacksonville city, Florida11.8
Washington city, District of Columbia11.3
Austin city, Texas9.4
Charlotte city, North Carolina9.1
San Diego city, California8.4
Denver city, Colorado8.1
Portland city, Oregon5.9
Seattle city, Washington5.3
San Francisco city, California5.1
San Jose city, California5
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living in a given country. In practice, like the definition of poverty, the official or common understanding of the poverty line is significantly higher in developed countries than in developing countries.

Population data for U.S. cities can be found here.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Poverty and Income in the United States"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.