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2. Pine Bluff, Ark.

Median household income: $33,446
Percentage below poverty line: 22.4 percent (25th highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.4 percent
Population: 99,871

Pine Bluff, has a median household income about $16,600 less than the U.S. median. According to BestPlaces, nearly one in four households makes less than $15,000 each year. More than 22 percent of the city's residents live below the poverty line, compared to a national average of just over 15 percent. Morgan Quitno Press rated the Pine Bluff Metro area as the second most dangerous in the U.S., after only Detroit.

(AP Photo/Neemah Aaron)

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