America’s Poorest Cities

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12. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
> Median household income: $40,646
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$1,774 (-4.2%)
> Median home value: $118,600 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 18.9% (bottom 20%)
> July unemployment: 5.7% (top 10%)

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11. Alexandria, LA
> Median household income: $40,585
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$1,551 (-3.7%)
> Median home value: $139,700
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 19.1% (bottom 20%)
> July unemployment: 5.7% (top 10%)

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10. Florence, SC
> Median household income: $40,562
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$1,638 (-3.9%)
> Median home value: $114,900 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 24.1%
> July unemployment: 3.7%

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9. Valdosta, GA
> Median household income: $40,391
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$657 (+1.7%)
> Median home value: $123,600 (bottom 20%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 25.7%
> July unemployment: 3.8%

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8. Fort Smith, AR-OK
> Median household income: $40,282
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$688 (-1.7%)
> Median home value: $114,800 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 18.1% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 3.8%