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

East Cleveland, Ohio


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Median Household Income: $21,184
Poverty Rate: 40.5%
Population: 17,375
Median Home Value: $56,800

With a poverty rate of over 40%, East Cleveland is absolutely the poorest city in the state. East Cleveland’s median household income is less than half the state’s average of $52,407 – and to put that in perspective, the state’s poverty rate is just 14.9%.

East Cleveland has Cleveland to its north, west, and along a small section of its southwestern edge. It has Cleveland Heights to the east and along the majority of its southern limits.

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