Detroit is no longer nation’s poorest

The U.S. Census announced results today from its annual survey of the nation’s poorest cities, and Detroit – thankfully – is no longer in the top spot. Slipping down only one spot, to number two, we clearly have a lot of work to do, though.

Cleveland took over as the nation’s poorest city based on 2005 data from the American Community Survey.

Miami, El Paso, Atlanta and Buffalo, NY, rounded out the top six poorest cities in the nation, respectively.

5 Comments so far

  1. baliad (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 9:52 am

    Cleveland??? i thought they were on the “up and up” already…


  2. baliad (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 9:54 am

    i also wonder how much the change in ranking is impacted by yuppies and such moving to Midtown/Downtown… some??? none at all???


  3. max (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 11:56 am

    well, i’m moving out of the city this weekend and taking all my millions with me so expect to move up by next report. haha.


  4. max (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 11:59 am

    one more thing…i’m just moving a little ways up Mack Ave (from East English Village to Grosse Pointe) and i found it funny that simply crossing a border out of Detroit will save me $1600. a year in car insurance!


  5. baliad (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 12:25 pm

    wow, that is ludicrous…



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