America’s Poorest Cities

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17. Charleston, WV
> Median household income: $41,558
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$131 (-0.3%)
> Median home value: $107,500 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.3%
> July unemployment: 5.4% (top 20%)

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16. Dalton, GA
> Median household income: $41,441
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$1,907 (-4.4%)
> Median home value: $126,400 (bottom 20%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 13.5% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 4.7%

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15. Macon-Bibb County, GA
> Median household income: $41,303
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$1,330 (+3.3%)
> Median home value: $118,600 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.3%
> July unemployment: 3.9%

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14. Muncie, IN
> Median household income: $41,255
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$214 (+0.5%)
> Median home value: $92,100 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 24.7%
> July unemployment: 3.7%

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13. Johnson City, TN
> Median household income: $40,663
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$280 (-0.7%)
> Median home value: $146,500
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 26.7%
> July unemployment: 4.1%