Despite being named the “most charitable state,” Mississippi is the poorest in the nation. More specifically, the state has the highest number of residents living in poverty and the lowest median household income in the country. These statistics pertain to the state as a whole, but what about cities within the state? In order to determine the state’s poorest cities, we turned to the website “Road Snacks.” The website recently conducted a study, which ranked all Mississippi cities with populations over 2,000. Taking into consideration factors such as poverty level, median household income, and unemployment rates, the following ten cities were determined to be the poorest in the state.
Remember, just because a city is on this list it doesn’t mean the city isn’t worthy of a visit or unlivable. Most, if not all, places listed above have something spectacular to offer – from beautiful state parks to amazing festivals. Were you surprised by these rankings?
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Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.