Here is a list of cities with the highest poverty rates in Utah


UTAH (ABC4) — Despite the fifth straight year of declining poverty rates in the United States, 37 million people (nearly 12% of the population) still live below the poverty line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This staggering number is mirrored in some cities in Utah, where one in five people live in poverty.

The Census Bureau defines poverty as “if a family’s total income is below the family threshold.” When this happens, each member of the family is considered poor.

But the formula for determining sufficient income is somewhat simple and outdated. It is calculated by tripling the cost of the most basic diet in 1963, then adjusting for family size and inflation.

By this definition, a family of four is supposed to survive on $26,000 a year, which many say is not enough and does not reflect the reality of economic hardship.

People across the country struggle every day to meet their basic needs, and the people of Utah are no exception.

Here is a list of five of the poorest cities in Utah, according to Stacker.com:

5. southern salt lake – 18.7% of the population lives below the poverty line, i.e. a total of 4,421 people (including 1,353 in employment). When you look at the number of people living in poverty who are under the age of 18, the figure skyrockets to 28.3%.

4. Vernal – 20.3% of the population lives below the poverty line, i.e. a total of 2,079 people (including 551 in employment). Again, when looking at the under 18s, the number jumps to 27.5%.

3. Cedar City – 20.3% of the population lives below the poverty line, i.e. a total of 6,431 people (including 2,275 in employment). For those under 18, it is 19.7%.

2. Provo – 26.3% of the population lives below the poverty line, i.e. a total of 27,795 people (including 13,933 in employment). For those under 18, the number is 19.6%.

  1. Logan – 26.8% of the population lives below the poverty line, i.e. a total of 12,896 people (including 5,810 in employment). For the number of people living in poverty who are under the age of 18, the number is 29.4%, or about one in three children.
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