What Do You Know About Poverty in Missouri?
7. The highest poverty rates in the United States can be found in:
The poverty rate in 2011 for those living inside metropolitan areas (including cities and suburbs) was 14.6 percent while the poverty rate for those outside metropolitan areas was 17 percent.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, People and Families in Poverty by Selected Characteristics: 2010 and 2011. http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2011/table3.pdf.