Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty – people with incomes below half of the poverty line – of any of the nation’s 10 most populous cities.
The annual salary for a single person at half the poverty line is around $5,700; for a family of four, it’s around $11,700.
Philadelphia’s deep-poverty rate is 12.9 percent, or around 200,000 people.
Phoenix, Chicago, and Dallas are the nearest to Philadelphia, with deep-poverty rates of more than 10 percent.
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