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Report: Three Wisconsin cities make top ten list of cities with lowest poverty rates

SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN (CBS 58) – Three Wisconsin cities are topping a list of cities with the lowest poverty rates.

According to a report by 24/7 Wall St., Sheboygan is the city with the lowest poverty rate at 5.4%. Fond du Lac ranked third with a poverty rate of 6.6%, with Appleton coming in at number seven with a poverty rate of 7.6%.

The nationwide poverty rate is 14%.

The article used poverty data from  the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey and compared the number of residents living on poverty level income in 382 metro areas in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set the poverty line for 2017 at an annual income of $12,060 and $24,600 for families of four.


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