Question: Is St. Louis a poor city?

In 2019, the St. Louis MSA ranked 38th among the 50 peer regions with a lower poverty rate than many of the peer regions and a rate of 2.4 percentage points lower than the United States.

What is St. Louis poverty rate?

TablePopulationIncome & PovertyMedian household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019$43,896Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019$30,542Persons in poverty, percent 21.8%54 more rows

Where is the highest poverty rate in the United States?

All data are from the United States Census Bureau. In 2017–2018, the lowest poverty rate was in New Hampshire, and the highest poverty rate was in American Samoa (the highest poverty rate among the states was in Mississippi).

How much do you need to live comfortably in St. Louis?

The group estimates a family of two adults and two children in St. Louis County would need to earn a combined $79,283 per year — or $6,607 a month — to live comfortably.

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