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

Cumberland, Maryland


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Median Household Income: $32,825
Poverty Rate: 24.4%
Population: 20,084
Median Home Value: $89,600

Fact: Maryland is the wealthiest state in the country with a median household income of nearly $79,000. This northern town sits along the border of West Virginia, and nearly one in four residents lives below the poverty line.

Most of the wealthier cities in Maryland are clustered around Washington, DC. At one time, Cumberland was considered to be the second-largest city in Maryland, since it was a key road, canal and railroad junction during the 19th century.

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