CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -The title loan company TitleMax analyzed U.S. Census information from 2017 and found two of the 15 poorest ZIP codes are in Cleveland.
The ZIP code 44115 ranks as the tenth poorest neighborhood in the U.S. with a median income of $13,625.
ZIP code 44104 ranks 14th at $14,646 average median income.
Both of these neighborhoods are just east of downtown surrounding Cuyahoga Community College, and include the Kinsman neighborhood.
The rest of the top 15 poorest neighborhoods in the country showed Cincinnati also had two of the poorest neighborhoods.
The poorest in the country is in Erie, Pennsylvania at an average of $10,873.
While cities in Arizona, Connecticut, Texas and Tennessee also made the list, TitleMax said there is a common theme for some of the communities.
“There’s no clear delineation between south/north, west/east, rural/urban, or political affiliation, but many areas on this list are in the famous “Rust Belt,” where a mass exodus of manufacturing companies and jobs occurred,” according to the TitleMax website.
All of the poorest 15 ZIP codes fall well below the federal poverty level (FPL) for a family of four which is $25,100.