Special Report

America's Poorest Towns

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5. South Tucson, Arizona
> Median household income: $20,241
> Median home value: $74,100
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.8%
> Poverty rate: 48.9%

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4. East Cleveland, Ohio
> Median household income: $19,953
> Median home value: $58,500
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 12.4%
> Poverty rate: 41.8%

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3. Brownsville, Florida
> Median household income: $19,796
> Median home value: $108,400
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 10.1%
> Poverty rate: 42.4%

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2. Ville Platte, Louisiana
> Median household income: $18,679
> Median home value: $84,900
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 10.2%
> Poverty rate: 38.4%

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1. Centreville, Illinois
> Median household income: $16,715
> Median home value: $48,400
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.7%
> Poverty rate: 50.1%