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

(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
Click for the complete lists.

San Jose is America's richest metro area in terms of household income.   (Shutterstock)
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