America’s Poorest Cities

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22. Beckley, WV
> Median household income: $42,493
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$1,685 (-3.8%)
> Median home value: $98,500 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 19.2% (bottom 20%)
> July unemployment: 6.0% (top 10%)

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21. Danville, IL
> Median household income: $42,345
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$3,136 (-6.9%)
> Median home value: $77,900 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 16.8% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 5.6% (top 10%)

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20. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
> Median household income: $42,311
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$112 (-0.3%)
> Median home value: $157,100
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 13.5% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 5.5% (top 10%)

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19. Cumberland, MD-WV
> Median household income: $42,113
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$3,695 (-8.1%)
> Median home value: $128,700 (bottom 20%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 16.6% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 6.0% (top 10%)

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18. Gadsden, AL
> Median household income: $41,576
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$424 (+1.0%)
> Median home value: $115,200 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 19.3% (bottom 20%)
> July unemployment: 4.3%