Tue., October 20, 2009 1:45pm (EDT)

Macon and Albany Named Most Impoverished
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Albany and Macon rank number four and number seven, respectively, on Forbes Magazine's "Ten Most Impoverished" list.
Albany and Macon rank number four and number seven, respectively, on Forbes Magazine's "Ten Most Impoverished" list.
Forbes Magazine has ranked two Georgia cities in the top ten when it comes to poverty.

Albany and Macon were number four and number seven on the list.

The rankings come from 2008 Census Bureau data and looked at income, the number of people using food stamps, unemployment and those under 65 receiving some sort of public health care.

In Macon 15 percent of people are on food stamps and the average household income is under $22,000 a year.

The data showed that in 2008 U.S. household income across the country experienced its largest drop since the government started keeping records.