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DailyFinance.com: America's Poorest Cities

10. Laredo, Texas

Median household income: $35,770
Percentage below poverty line: 31.7 percent (third highest)
Unemployment rate: 8.5 percent
Population:251,632

Located on the Rio Grande, this city serves as one of the biggest border crossings in the U.S., and is the point of entry for a large percentage of the goods that come into the country from Mexico. But while the border crossing provides certain economic benefits, it also attracts crime and drug trafficking.

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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