Flint is now the second most poverty-stricken city in the nation

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FLINT (WJRT) - (09/18/15) - Flint now tops the list of Michigan's poorest cities according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

The report says 40.1 percent of the city's population lived in poverty in 2014. That makes Flint the second most poverty-stricken city in the nation for its size, just behind Youngstown, Ohio.

ABC12 compared the numbers county-by-county in that report and here is what we found:

Twenty-one percent of residents in Genesee County are living at or below the poverty line, as of 2013.

Both Saginaw and Gratiot counties report over 19 percent of residents in poverty.

Bay County has over 14 percent and Midland County has 13.4 percent.

Lapeer shows 11 percent of its population in poverty.

You can look up your county in the full report in the 'Related Links' section of this story.



 
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