Here Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Southern California

California is home to some of the richest people in the country. Unfortunately, the state is also ranked as having one of the highest rates of poverty in the entire nation according to the National Census Bureau. To shed light on the staggering poverty rates in our state, we have put together a list of 10 of the poorest cities in Southern California by referencing data compiled by and Although there are many more cities that could be added to this list, these locations will give you an idea of the percentage of residents who are living below the poverty line in each of the areas listed below. The numbers are disturbing.

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It’s quite a wake-up call to see such high levels of poverty throughout the state. Even in affluent areas in Southern California it’s commonplace to see drastic income distinctions from one neighborhood to the next.  As disturbing as these statistics are, it’s something we should be aware of as poverty is all around us in our state. The issue shouldn’t be ignored.