America’s Poorest Cities

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42. Hammond, LA
> Median household income: $44,861
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$3,301 (-6.9%)
> Median home value: $157,500
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 19.1% (bottom 20%)
> July unemployment: 5.8% (top 10%)

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41. Morristown, TN
> Median household income: $44,840
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$492 (+1.1%)
> Median home value: $142,700
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 14.9% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 4.0%

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40. Bay City, MI
> Median household income: $44,770
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$14 (+0.0%)
> Median home value: $102,800 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 21.9%
> July unemployment: 4.6%

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39. Fayetteville, NC
> Median household income: $44,757
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$536 (-1.2%)
> Median home value: $138,100
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.6%
> July unemployment: 5.0% (top 20%)

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38. Gainesville, FL
> Median household income: $44,548
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$731 (-1.6%)
> Median home value: $170,700
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 38.7% (top 20%)
> July unemployment: 3.2%