The Poorest City in Tennessee has been Revealed

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A newly released list of the poorest communities in the country has been released from the online finance site known as Insider Monkey.

They have analyzed recent census data including the poverty rate, median household income, and unemployment rate in order to create a list of the poorest cities in each of the 50 states.
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The results have been revealed and the poorest city in Tennessee is Memphis with a poverty rate of 22.6% making it the 24th poorest city in the nation.

With a population of 633,104 as of the 2020 census, Memphis is the second most populous city in Tennessee after Nashville and the fifth-most populous city in the Southeast.

Like most urban areas in the United States, the city continues to struggle with barriers to prosperity including higher-than-average crime rates, failing public school systems, and a lack of high-paying job opportunities.

To learn more about the poorest cities in the nation, you can check out the full list published on Yahoo! Finance.

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