2017’s neediest cities in America


America had the reputation as the land of plenty, but that doesn't apply evenly to everybody everywhere. Take a look at Wallet Hub's list of the 20 neediest U.S. cities. (Emiliano Spada/Free Images)

To compile the ranking, the personal finance website compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 25 key indicators of economic disadvantage, including child poverty, food insecurity and uninsured rates. (John Moore/Getty Images)

20. San Bernardino, California

19. Toledo, Ohio

18. Baltimore

17. Shreveport, Louisiana

16. New Orleans

15. Little Rock, Arkansas

14. Birmingham, Alabama

13. Brownsville, Texas

12. Philadelphia

11. Gulfport, Mississippi

10. Indianapolis

9. St. Louis

8. Los Angeles (tonyclough/SXC)

7. Fresno, California

6. Atlanta

5. Jackson, Mississippi

4. Memphis, Tennessee

3. Newark, New Jersey

2. Cleveland, Ohio

1. Detroit

For more information, including the full rankings, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/cities-with-the-highest-and-lowest-population-in-need/8795/.