Ten Poorest Cities In America

Ten Poorest Cities In America

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Since: Sep 10

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#1 Aug 27, 2011
Received this e-mail this morning, quite interesting!

TEN POOREST CITIES

City, State,% of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit, MI - 32.5%
2. Buffalo, NY - 29..9%
3. Cincinnati, OH - 27.8%
4. Cleveland, OH - 27.0%
5. Miami, FL - 26.9%
6. St. Louis, MO - 26.8%
7. El Paso, TX - 26.4%
8. Milwaukee, WI - 26.2%
9. Philadelphia, PA - 25.1%
10. Newark, NJ - 24.2%

U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007

What do the top ten cities (over 250,000 population) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961.

Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected A Republican mayor since 1954.

Cincinnati , OH (3rd) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1984.

Cleveland , OH (4th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1989.

Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor.

St. Louis, MO (6th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1949.

El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor.

Milwaukee, WI (8th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1908.

Philadelphia , PA (9th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1952.

Newark , NJ (10th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1907.

Einstein once said,'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats yet they are still POOR!

"You cannot help the poor
By destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak
By weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity
By discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up
By pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man
By inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage
By taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently
By doing for them,
What they could and
Should do for themselves."

Abraham Lincoln (Republican)

My thought: When nobama wants to compare himself with Lincoln, it is a joke.
Seriously

Plano, TX

#2 Aug 27, 2011
Agreed ^^^^^^
well yes

Paris, TX

#3 Aug 27, 2011
Now Paris doesn't have a Republican mayor either.
Anon

Paris, TX

#4 Aug 27, 2011
6Bid wrote:
Received this e-mail this morning, quite interesting!
TEN POOREST CITIES
City, State,% of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit, MI - 32.5%
2. Buffalo, NY - 29..9%
3. Cincinnati, OH - 27.8%
4. Cleveland, OH - 27.0%
5. Miami, FL - 26.9%
6. St. Louis, MO - 26.8%
7. El Paso, TX - 26.4%
8. Milwaukee, WI - 26.2%
9. Philadelphia, PA - 25.1%
10. Newark, NJ - 24.2%
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007
What do the top ten cities (over 250,000 population) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961.
Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected A Republican mayor since 1954.
Cincinnati , OH (3rd) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1984.
Cleveland , OH (4th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1989.
Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor.
St. Louis, MO (6th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1949.
El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor.
Milwaukee, WI (8th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1908.
Philadelphia , PA (9th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1952.
Newark , NJ (10th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1907.
Einstein once said,'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'
It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats yet they are still POOR!
"You cannot help the poor
By destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak
By weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity
By discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up
By pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man
By inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage
By taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently
By doing for them,
What they could and
Should do for themselves."
Abraham Lincoln (Republican)
My thought: When nobama wants to compare himself with Lincoln, it is a joke.
Amazing how most of those states have Republican governors. Do you really think that a local mayor has more power and/or responsibility for job creation than a governor?
Anon

Paris, TX

#5 Aug 27, 2011
Meant to say job creattion and poverty.
Seriously

Plano, TX

#6 Aug 27, 2011
I wonder how the demographic is broken down in those cities?

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#7 Aug 27, 2011
Anon wrote:
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Amazing how most of those states have Republican governors. Do you really think that a local mayor has more power and/or responsibility for job creation than a governor?
I don't believe the statistics or comments said anything about who has responsibility for job creation, or that lack of jobs was the reason for the city being poor.

Typical, liberal response - get the topic over to one of your "talking points" instead of facing reality.

Well

Paris, TX

#8 Aug 27, 2011
This is back in '07...
BBHC

UK

#9 Aug 27, 2011
Ten least poorest US states (lowest % of population living below the poverty line) and candidate state went to in 2008 election

1 New Hampshire Obama
2 Connecticut Obama
3 Alaska Mc Cain
4 Minnesota Obama
5 New Jersey Obama
6 Maryland Obama
7 Vermont Obama
8 Massachusetts Obama
9 Virginia Obama
10 Iowa Obama
BBHC

UK

#10 Aug 27, 2011
Ten poorest US states (highest % of population living below the poverty line) and candidate state went to in 2008 election.

50 Mississippi Mc Cain
49 Louisiana Mc Cain
48 New Mexico Obama
47 Arkansas Mc Cain
46 West Virginia Mc Cain
45 Kentucky Mc Cain
44 Texas Mc Cain
43 Alabama Mc Cain
42 South Carolina Mc Cain
41 Okalhoma Mc Cain
Aha

Paris, TX

#11 Aug 27, 2011
BBHC wrote:
Ten poorest US states (highest % of population living below the poverty line) and candidate state went to in 2008 election.
50 Mississippi Mc Cain
49 Louisiana Mc Cain
48 New Mexico Obama
47 Arkansas Mc Cain
46 West Virginia Mc Cain
45 Kentucky Mc Cain
44 Texas Mc Cain
43 Alabama Mc Cain
42 South Carolina Mc Cain
41 Okalhoma Mc Cain
Thank you. That pretty much says it all. The defense rests. Ha. Ha
Oryoucould

Paris, TX

#12 Aug 27, 2011
Aha wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you. That pretty much says it all. The defense rests. Ha. Ha
Or you could infer the ten poorest states have higher ratios of
minority population. A population that is the poorest in the nation. Mainly brought on by a high level of single parent households. Just sayin.
BBHC

UK

#13 Aug 27, 2011
Oryoucould wrote:
<quoted text>Or you could infer the ten poorest states have higher ratios of
minority population. A population that is the poorest in the nation. Mainly brought on by a high level of single parent households. Just sayin.
Avg. white (non-Hispanic) percentage of poor states:
75%

Avg. white (non-Hispanic) percentage of non-poor states:
81%

6% difference. Is a 6% difference in whiteness statistically significant?
Oryoucould

Paris, TX

#14 Aug 27, 2011
BBHC wrote:
<quoted text>
Avg. white (non-Hispanic) percentage of poor states:
75%
Avg. white (non-Hispanic) percentage of non-poor states:
81%
6% difference. Is a 6% difference in whiteness statistically significant?
What do you think? 12%-17% of US is below poverty line depending on what year you look at. Below is 2008 stats.

The US Census declared that in 2008 13.2% of the general population lived in poverty:

8.6% of all Whites
9.8% of all Asian Americans
23.2% of all Hispanics (of any nationality)
14.2% of all American Indians and Alaska Natives
24.7% of all African Americans

Take 200 people. 100 are white. The rest Hispanic or African American.. Would their poverty rate be higher or lower than a group with 175 white / 25 Hispanic & AA. I see about 32% poverty level in the 1st group, and 15% in the second group. Did this off the top so do the math to check my calculations.

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Husky Guy

Paris, TX

#15 Aug 27, 2011
6Bid wrote:
Received this e-mail this morning, quite interesting!
TEN POOREST CITIES
City, State,% of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit, MI - 32.5%
2. Buffalo, NY - 29..9%
3. Cincinnati, OH - 27.8%
4. Cleveland, OH - 27.0%
5. Miami, FL - 26.9%
6. St. Louis, MO - 26.8%
7. El Paso, TX - 26.4%
8. Milwaukee, WI - 26.2%
9. Philadelphia, PA - 25.1%
10. Newark, NJ - 24.2%
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007
What do the top ten cities (over 250,000 population) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961.
Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected A Republican mayor since 1954.
Cincinnati , OH (3rd) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1984.
Cleveland , OH (4th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1989.
Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor.
St. Louis, MO (6th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1949.
El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor.
Milwaukee, WI (8th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1908.
Philadelphia , PA (9th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1952.
Newark , NJ (10th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1907.
Einstein once said,'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'
It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats yet they are still POOR!
"You cannot help the poor
By destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak
By weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity
By discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up
By pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man
By inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage
By taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently
By doing for them,
What they could and
Should do for themselves."
Abraham Lincoln (Republican)
My thought: When nobama wants to compare himself with Lincoln, it is a joke.
Paris now has a Democrat for a mayor, Dr.Hashmi. Interesting.

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#16 Aug 29, 2011
Husky Guy wrote:
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Paris now has a Democrat for a mayor, Dr.Hashmi. Interesting.
I have never read that he is a Democrat. However, when reading news articles about a person, if they are Republican, it is usually stated. If they are Democrat, it usually isn't.

Democrat huh? Well, there are big differences in a Dem from Texas and one from CA or the NE. It is interesting. Thanks for posting.
kantstanja

Mount Morris, MI

#17 Aug 29, 2011
Do you take every chain email to heart? Just right wing republicant propaganda. What happened in Detroit is a complex social issue and is the result of the perfect storm of white flight and urban decay. There are entire houses for sale there for less than $100. A mere party change can't fix these types of issues.
By the way, I've seen where you've trolled Detroit's Topix too in the past, just like you constantly troll our's. Why do you get off by stirring a hornet's nest in a dying city?

Since: Sep 10

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#18 Aug 30, 2011
kantstanja wrote:
Do you take every chain email to heart? Just right wing republicant propaganda. What happened in Detroit is a complex social issue and is the result of the perfect storm of white flight and urban decay. There are entire houses for sale there for less than $100. A mere party change can't fix these types of issues.
By the way, I've seen where you've trolled Detroit's Topix too in the past, just like you constantly troll our's. Why do you get off by stirring a hornet's nest in a dying city?
You are welcome to go buy one of those $100 houses. You are welcome to post wherever you wish. Me thinks for you to have concern about where and why I post anywhere, you have too much time on your hands. BTW, I don't correspond with liberals and left wingers. Listening to the media is quite enough liberalism for me. Happy Reading!
BBHC

UK

#19 Aug 30, 2011
6Bid wrote:
<quoted text>
I have never read that he is a Democrat. However, when reading news articles about a person, if they are Republican, it is usually stated. If they are Democrat, it usually isn't.
Wrong. When talking about city government, no party is mentioned because municipal elections, are non-partisan (like the school board) in Texas.

Since: Sep 10

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#20 Aug 30, 2011
BBHC wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong. When talking about city government, no party is mentioned because municipal elections, are non-partisan (like the school board) in Texas.
Thanks for clarifying that.

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