Study says Memphis is one of the ‘neediest' in the county

Study says Memphis is one of the ‘neediest' in the county

Since it's the season of giving, WalletHub decided to do a follow-up story to their 'Most Charitable States' study with an in-depth look to this year's 'Neediest Cities.'

The study is meant to inspire goodwill toward the less fortunate. WalletHub compared over 180 cities across the country for the study.

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Here is a break-down of the ‘neediness’ in Memphis (1=Neediest; 91=Avg.)

  • 10th – Child Poverty Rate
  • 34th – Adult Poverty Rate
  • 75th – Homelessness Rate
  • 5th – Food Insecurity Rate
  • 40th – Uninsured Rate
  • 43rd – % of Homes with Inadequate Plumbing
  • 86th – % of Homes with Inadequate Kitchens

For a full report of this study, visit wallethub.com.