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.
The results have been revealed and the poorest city in Missouri is St. Joseph with a poverty rate of 22.1% making it the 26th poorest city in the nation.
St. Joseph is located in the northwestern corner of the state. As of the 2020 census, St. Joseph had a total population of 72,473, making it the eighth largest city in the state, and the third largest in Northwest Missouri.
Like most urban areas in the midwestern United States, St. Joseph continues to struggle with the effects of deindustrialization that took place in the 1970s which resulted in a severe loss of jobs and income for most citizens.
To learn more about the poorest cities in the nation, you can check out the full list published on Yahoo! Finance.