Cleveland Named Nation's Poorest City - Again

Cleveland, OH - The US Census Bureau says Cleveland is the nation's poorest big city.

One year ago, a similar report had Cleveland tied with New Orleans at Number 12 - Detroit took the top spot.

But now, a survey based on census data says 32.4% of Cleveland residents were living below the poverty line in 2005, the highest rate among major cities.

City leaders celebrated last time around when Cleveland fell out of the top ten. Some are questioning how the ranking could fall so far in just 12 months.

In this year's report, Cleveland isn't the only Ohio city in the top part of the rankings. Cincinnati is in eighth place, with 25% of its residents living in poverty last year.