Special Report

America's Poorest Towns

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25. Mendota, California
> Median household income: $26,094
> Median home value: $114,500
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.0%
> Poverty rate: 49.5%

24. Deming, New Mexico
> Median household income: $26,044
> Median home value: $84,300
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 13.2%
> Poverty rate: 32.1%

Source: Map data: Google, 2009

23. Skidway Lake, Michigan
> Median household income: $26,040
> Median home value: $49,200
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 5.5%
> Poverty rate: 31.0%

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22. Many, Louisiana
> Median household income: $25,899
> Median home value: $88,000
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 15.6%
> Poverty rate: 32.5%

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21. Camden, Arkansas
> Median household income: $25,581
> Median home value: $70,900
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 17.2%
> Poverty rate: 34.0%