By Adam McCann | WalletHub
unger, poverty and homelessness affect every nation — even the richest and most powerful. According to Feeding America, food insecurity plagues every U.S. county, with 40 million individuals lacking access to adequate food. 12.3 percent of the U.S. population lives in poverty. And in the absence of more affordable housing or accommodations provided by relatives or friends, many must take to the streets or shelters. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, shows that nearly 554,000 people — many of them children — had been homeless at one point in January 2017.
On the heels of our report on the most charitable states, WalletHub compared the more than 180 U.S. cities based on 27 key indicators of economic disadvantage, such as child poverty, food insecurity and uninsured rates. Read on for our findings, additional insight from our panel of experts and a full description of our methodology.
Neediest Cities in America: