Top 5 Richest, Poorest US Cities
San Jose and Brownsville, Texas, lead their respective lists
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2013 8:16 AM CDT
San Jose is America's richest metro area in terms of household income.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The cities at the opposite ends of America's economic spectrum are San Jose, thriving in Silicon Valley, and Brownsville, Texas, where two of every five residents live in poverty, reports 24/7 Wall St. A look at the richest and poorest metro areas, based on Census figures, starting with the richest and their median household incomes:

  1. San Jose, $90,737
  2. Washington, DC, $88,233
  3. Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., $79,841
  4. San Francisco, $74,922
  5. Boston, $71,738

The poorest five metro areas and their median household incomes:

  1. Brownsville, Texas, $30,953
  2. Dalton, Ga., $32,858
  3. McAllen, Texas, $33,761
  4. Gadsden, Ala., $34,264
  5. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Ariz., $34,445
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Jan 2, 2014 11:02 AM CST
This is totally inaccurate. Kennilworth, IL has a median income of 247,000, as do other areas.
Margrett Brown
Nov 3, 2013 8:20 PM CST
I never see any complaints concerning the billions of dollars spent on foreign aid to other countries. But constant bitching about help to American Citizens. Are there scammers, sure. But most people that ask for help need help. The biggest scammers wear designer suits and smoke Cuban cigars and rake trillions of the tax payers dollar.
Nov 3, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Contribute till it hurts and draw all you need. It is a very good socialist idea. But, unworkable. Maybe in Heaven it works, but, not here on earth, Bubba !!!