Buffalo Third Poorest City In Us

09.30.09 | FL News Team

(Buffalo, NY) -- A report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau says Buffalo is the third-poorest city in the country.  The 2008 American Community Survey found that 30.3 percent of residents were living below the federal poverty line last year.  Detroit was the poorest, coming in with 33.3 percent of its residents living below the line, followed by Cleveland, where 30.5 percent of residents live below the poverty line.

Rounding out the top five are Newark, with 26.1 percent and Miami with 25.6 percent.  The city faring the best was Anchorage, Alaska, with only 6.4 percent of residents living below the poverty line.

Meanwhile, Buffalo ranked near the middle in income growth from 1983 to 2008.  The city ranked 53rd in a "Bizjournals" study of income growth in the country's 100 largest cities over the last 25 years.