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3. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

Median household income: $33,732
Percentage below poverty line: 33.4 percent (2nd highest)
Unemployment rate: 12.6 percent
Population: 780,087

Located on the southern tip of Texas, this exceptionally poor area has the nation's second highest poverty rate: Nearly 30 percent of residents receive food stamps -- the highest rate among all metropolitan areas in the country. The area also struggles with high population growth: The number of people there has more than doubled since 1980.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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