This infographic from TitleMax uses United States census data to visualize the poorest ZIP codes in the United States. It factors in both mean income and median income for each ZIP code. The poorest zip code in America for both median and mean income is 16501 in Erie, Pennsylvania. According to the 2017 U.S. Census data, the population is 1,419 households, with a median income of $10,873 and a mean income is $14,780. To put that into perspective, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services determined that the federal poverty level for a family of four is $25,100.
The median income of Erie is less than half of that. For individuals, the federal poverty level is $12,140, and yet, 16501 is below even that. Another surprising addition to the bottom 10 zip codes is in Los Angeles, California. 90021 is the fourth poorest zip code in the United States with a median income of $12,864. The mean income is $47,393, which indicates that there is a major wealth discrepancy in this area.
infographic by: www.titlemax.com