Special Report

America's Poorest Cities

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2. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
> Median household income: $36,975
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$86 (-0.2%)
> Median home value: $92,000 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 18.1% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 6.2% (top 10%)

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1. Sebring, FL
> Median household income: $35,543
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$947 (-2.6%)
> Median home value: $100,200 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 17.8% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 4.9% (top 20%)

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