One Michigan city apparently needs some help this holiday season. After all, Christmas is in full swing, it’s a great time to give to those in need.
The crew at WalletHub has released a list of the most charitable states for 2022, as well as 2021’s neediest cities. For the report, WalletHub looked at more than 180 cities across the United States using factors such as poverty rates, food-insecurity rates and uninsured rates.
“We evaluated those dimensions using 28 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights,” WalletHub states. “Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of economic disadvantage.”
So, who’s No. 1? According to the date, Detroit, Michigan, was the neediest city in the entire country. They were followed by Brownsville, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Fresno, California; and Gulfport, Mississippi.
Within the study, Detroit was also ranked the No. 1 state with the highest child poverty rate and the second highest adult poverty rate, just below Huntington, West Virginia. Also alarming, Detroit was the No. 2 city with the highest percentage of homes without adequate plumbing, just behind San Francisco, California. View the full study via WalletHub here.