NC has three of the 10 poorest cities in the US, according to report
North Carolina has three of the 10 poorest cities in the country including the poorest, according to a report.
Credit.com used information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey to determine areas that have the highest and lowest income.
The bureau’s 2012 survey was released last month and took into account age, race, location and income.
Last year’s median U.S. household income was just over $51,000. The highest income areas reported a median income of more than $69,000 a year.
The 10 highest were areas on the East Coast around Washington and cities in California, Hawaii and Alaska.
The top 10 cities with the lowest income did not have a median income of more than $32,860.
Nine of the 10 poorest cities were in the South, including three in North Carolina, two in Texas and others in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
Lumberton, N.C. in Robeson County was named the poorest in the U.S. with a median income of $28,293 and a population of 135,517.
Roanoke Rapids, N.C. in Halifax County was number three with a median income of $29,930 and a population of 76,066. Forest City, N.C. took eighth place.
Full list: Credit.com