Birmingham Ranks In Top 20 Neediest Cities

 

WalletHub analyzed over 180 U.S. cities based on 27 key indicators of economic disadvantage including child poverty, food insecurity and uninsured rates to come up with 2018's Neediest Cities.

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.

Coming in at number 16: Birmingham, Alabama.

 

As far as our Heath & Safety rank goes, Birmingham was ranked 10th and our Economic Well-Being at 27. And it doesn't stop there: sitting at number 5 for Highest Child Poverty.

See the report and check out the full list of 2018's Neediest Cities below.

 

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