America’s Poorest Cities

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27. Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
> Median household income: $43,516
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$2,705 (+6.6%)
> Median home value: $136,700
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 20.5% (bottom 20%)
> July unemployment: 3.7%

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26. Laredo, TX
> Median household income: $43,408
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$7,749 (+21.7%)
> Median home value: $133,200 (bottom 20%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 17.1% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 3.7%

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25. Pueblo, CO
> Median household income: $43,148
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$1,529 (-3.4%)
> Median home value: $163,300
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.2%
> July unemployment: 4.5%

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24. Columbus, GA-AL
> Median household income: $43,051
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$361 (-0.8%)
> Median home value: $137,000
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 24.3%
> July unemployment: 4.5%

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23. Rocky Mount, NC
> Median household income: $42,784
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$3,812 (+9.8%)
> Median home value: $115,800 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 19.2% (bottom 20%)
> July unemployment: 5.7% (top 10%)