Special Report

America's Poorest Towns

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10. Cordele, Georgia
> Median household income: $23,294
> Median home value: $81,800
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 11.5%
> Poverty rate: 49.6%

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9. Selma, Alabama
> Median household income: $23,283
> Median home value: $90,400
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 17.0%
> Poverty rate: 41.4%

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8. Athens, Ohio
> Median household income: $22,204
> Median home value: $164,300
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 63.2%
> Poverty rate: 54.7%

Source: Map data: Google, 2013

7. New Square, New York
> Median household income: $21,773
> Median home value: $339,000
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9%
> Poverty rate: 70.0%

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6. Natchitoches, Louisiana
> Median household income: $21,406
> Median home value: $140,900
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.0%
> Poverty rate: 40.4%