South Dakota among 6 states with no concentrated poverty neighborhoods


South Dakota Business Daily contains no urban neighborhoods with extreme poverty – where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Overall, the poverty rate statewide is 13.9 percent, the analysis found.

Only six states in the nation – Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming – have no metro areas with neighborhoods affected by extreme poverty, according to the study, which incorporates data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Residents of the high-poverty neighborhoods are 50 percent less likely to be homeowners or have a college education compared to other neighborhoods, 24/7 Wall St. reported. And residents are twice as likely to be jobless than those who live in more affluent areas, the study said.

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Cities With the Most Concentrated Poverty, by State

StateMetro AreaConcentrated Poverty Rate (as % of Poor Population)Overall Poverty RateNeighborhoods With Concentrated PovertyJobless Rate in Poor Neighborhoods
AlabamaMobile20.6%19.3%18 out of 11314.4%
ArizonaPhoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale17.5%15.7%64 out of 97610.1%
ArkansasHot Springs13.7%19.1%2 out of 2013.4%
CaliforniaVisalia-Porterville31.1%27.1%15 out of 7814.9%
ColoradoPueblo14.8%19.8%4 out of 5312.2%
ConnecticutNew Haven-Milford14.4%12.1%11 out of 18617.2%
FloridaGainesville21.6%23.1%8 out of 536.1%
GeorgiaAlbany43.6%25.7%10 out of 4325%
HawaiiUrban Honolulu2.1%9.1%3 out of 22812.6%
IdahoPocatello8.9%17.6%1 out of 215.3%
IllinoisDecatur32.1%16.6%6 out of 3419.8%
IndianaFort Wayne23.5%14.1%11 out of 10813.1%
IowaDubuque10%11.9%1 out of 264%
KansasWichita9.7%13.9%7 out of 15215.9%
KentuckyBowling Green23.8%18.7%5 out of 376.7%
LouisianaMonroe35.4%24.2%11 out of 4415.5%
MaineBangor19%15.9%2 out of 4511.6%
MarylandBaltimore-Columbia-Towson8.8%10.5%26 out of 66813.3%
MassachusettsSpringfield26.1%16.4%15 out of 13318%
MichiganFlint38.1%20.0%26 out of 12923.2%
MinnesotaSt. Cloud20.1%13.3%1 out of 377.2%
MississippiJackson26.2%18.5%21 out of 12716.7%
MissouriCape Girardeau30.4%19.1%5 out of 2212.2%
MontanaGreat Falls11.2%13.1%1 out of 225%
NebraskaLincoln15.8%12%6 out of 737.4%
NevadaLas Vegas-Henderson-Paradise6.5%14.6%13 out of 48715.7%
New JerseyAtlantic City-Hammonton23.9%15.3%9 out of 6817.4%
New MexicoLas Cruces26.3%27.9%6 out of 4013.4%
New YorkElmira30%15.8%4 out of 228.3%
North CarolinaGreenville17.9%24.3%3 out of 2913.2%
OhioYoungstown-Warren-Boardman27.7%16.7%23 out of 15518.5%
OklahomaLawton19.2%16.6%4 out of 3312.5%
OregonMedford7.5%16.7%2 out of 4114.6%
PennsylvaniaReading28.1%13.6%9 out of 8922.7%
Rhode IslandProvidence-Warwick4.9%13%9 out of 35911%
South CarolinaCharleston-North Charleston11.1%13.9%8 out of 1519.6%
TennesseeMemphis28.4%18.9%52 out of 30916.3%
TexasLaredo54.2%31.5%27 out of 607.2%
UtahOgden-Clearfield6.5%8.7%3 out of 11614.9%
VermontBurlington-South Burlington10.9%10.4%1 out of 458.1%
VirginiaRichmond10.1%12.4%11 out of 29014.5%
WashingtonLongview23.8%16.9%4 out of 2412.9%
West VirginiaHuntington-Ashland14.2%18.8%8 out of 9212.3%
WisconsinMilwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis23.5%14.5%49 out of 42215.1%
Source: 24/7 Wall St. 

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