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87 Times More Homeless in Honolulu than Las Vegas
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Cities with the Highest and Lowest Populations in Need

From WalletHub, December 14, 2015

With the giving season reminding us to be selfless and tens of millions of our fellow Americans suffering from poverty, homelessness and hunger, the personal finance website WalletHub followed up on its report on the Most & Least Charitable States with an in-depth look at the Cities with the Highest and Lowest Populations in Need.

Hoping to inspire goodwill toward the less fortunate, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 16 key metrics to determine where Americans are most economically disadvantaged. The data set ranges from poverty rate to food-insecurity rate to percentage of maltreated people.

Overall Rank City Total Score ‘Economic Well-Being’ Rank ‘Health & Safety’ Rank
78 Honolulu, HI 61.85 80 77

Key Stats

  • The child-poverty rate is highest in Detroit, eight times above that of Fremont, Calif., which has the lowest.
  • The adult-poverty rate is highest in Detroit, six times above that of Overland Park, Kan., which has the lowest.
  • The number of homeless residents per capita is highest in Honolulu, 87 times above that of Las Vegas, which has the lowest.
  • The unemployment rate is highest in Detroit, six times above that of Lincoln, Neb., which has the lowest.
  • The percentage of households lacking health insurance is highest in Hialeah, Fla., eight times above that of Worchester, Mass., which has the lowest.
  • The violent-crime rate is highest in Detroit, 40 times above that of Irvine, Calif., which has the lowest.
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