Poverty in the U.S.: The Poorest Towns in Every State

Belle Glade, Florida

Belle Glade, FL

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Median Household Income: $25,873

Poverty Rate: 39.1%

Population: 19,175

Median Home Value: $111,400

Florida is home to some very rich areas… but it’s also home to some very poor cities, too. Belle Glade, just south of Lake Okeechobee, is the poorest town in Florida. Nearly 40% of the population lives below the poverty line, and approximately one in four households make less than $10k a year.

This town is known for its sod farms and ornamental cane fields. Belle Glade still maintains its “small town” roots and represents many diverse ethnic backgrounds.

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