1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Tex. Median household income
: $31,077 Population
: 797,810 (68th highest) Unemployment rate
: 12% (34th highest) Pct. households below poverty line
: 37.7% (the highest)
While median income fell by $642 across the U.S. between 2010 and 2011, median income in the McAllen area fell by a whopping $3,653 over the same period. More than 37% of the population did not have health insurance, which was the highest percentage of all metro areas in the U.S. The median home value of $77,600, while up more than 11% since 2007, was still the second-lowest among all metro areas in the country. Nearly 29% of all homes were worth less than $50,000, the highest-rate of all metro areas.
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