It’s well known that many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. That means they’re struggling to get ahead financially and likely won’t be prepared if another recession were to hit.
To get an idea of where the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle is more common, specialists recently surveyed more than 5,000 Americans to find out how they’re doing financially. Using survey data, they pinpointed the metro areas where more than one-third of the people said they are living paycheck to paycheck.
The metro areas on this list are ranked from the lowest to highest percentage of people living paycheck to paycheck.
Only cities with at least 20 respondents were included on the list to have a large enough sample size.