Here Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Mississippi

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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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?