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Pearl City--2nd Least Needy City in USA
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2018’s Neediest Cities

From Wallet Hub, Dec 12, 2018

Hunger, 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….

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Honolulu – 81st

  • Total Score – 42.44
  • ‘Economic Well-Being’ Rank -- 78th
  • ‘Health & Safety’ Rank -- 77th
  • Homelessness – 1st
  • Inadequate Kitchens—1st (tied)

Pearl City – 181st (2nd least needy city in USA)

  • Total Score – 26.36
  • ‘Economic Well-Being’ Rank – 179th (4th best)
  • ‘Health & Safety’ Rank – 175th (8th best)
  • Adult Poverty Rate 182nd (lowest in USA)
  • Uninsured Rate 182nd (lowest in USA)
  • Inadequate Plumbing 181st (tied--lowest in USA)

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PBN: Charity in Hawaii defended

PBN: National report ranks Pearl City least needy city, Hawaii least charitable

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