Philadelphia Leads the Nation with the Highest Poverty Rate

Philly Deep Poverty

**Take Special note, that with each of the top ten cities in the nation with the highest poverty rates, each city has a Democrat Mayor and city council through 2013.**

Philadelphia’s deep-poverty rate is 12.2 percent, or nearly 185,000 people, including about 60,000 children. That’s almost twice the U.S. deep-poverty rate of 6.3 percent.

Camden’s deep-poverty rate of 20 percent is more than three times the national mark, but its population is a fraction of Philadelphia’s.

The numbers come from an examination by The Inquirer of the U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey, released last week.

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