Although Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in America, it's home to the poorest city in the United States.

This is sad news for our state and the residents that live there. According to,

Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the United States has a significant income inequality gap, and several towns around the country are plagued by financial hardship and poverty. Poverty in the United States defines the group of people that are in a state of deprivation, lacking the usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions, often not enough to sustain a good standard of living.

What is poverty? Merriam-Webster defines poverty as:

the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions

In the United States poverty level is set by poverty threshold. According to, poverty threshold is defined as:

A poverty threshold is a specified dollar amount considered to be the minimum level of resources necessary to meet the basic needs of a family unit.

The poverty level in the United States, according to is $25,700.

These numbers are shocking to me; it's sad that we live in the greatest country in the world, yet so much poverty exists.

America's Top Ten Poorest Cities

According to, these are America's poorest cities.

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Cleveland, OH
  3. Dayton, OH
  4. Hartford, CT
  5. Rochester, NY
  6. Newark, NJ
  7. Jackson, MS
  8. Syracuse, NY
  9. Birmingham, AL
  10. Springfield, MA

Inside the Abandoned Homes of a Detroit Neighborhood

Take a Creepy Look Inside Detroit's Now Defunct Fisher Body Plant

Once a vibrant part of Detroit's landscape, the now-defunct Fisher Body plant now lies in ruin.

The plant was once capable of producing more than 350,000 car bodies each year and is credited with milestones like producing the first automobile airbag in 1974.

Since its demise in 1984, nearly every ounce of metal has been lifted from the facility for scrap, and what is left is a dirty, dingy haven for graffiti.

YouTuber Chosen Won gets credit for the photos, taken from a creepy walkthrough of the plant in September of 2021.

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