America’s Poorest Cities

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7. Pine Bluff, AR
> Median household income: $39,914
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$2,838 (+7.7%)
> Median home value: $82,400 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 16.4% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 4.8%

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6. Monroe, LA
> Median household income: $39,610
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$1,606 (+4.2%)
> Median home value: $136,600
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.1%
> July unemployment: 5.5% (top 10%)

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5. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> Median household income: $38,627
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$1,818 (-4.5%)
> Median home value: $149,400
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.1%
> July unemployment: 5.6% (top 10%)

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4. Las Cruces, NM
> Median household income: $37,144
> Median income change 2016-2017: -$352 (-0.9%)
> Median home value: $145,200
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 24.9%
> July unemployment: 5.3% (top 20%)

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3. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
> Median household income: $37,106
> Median income change 2016-2017: +$930 (+2.6%)
> Median home value: $86,100 (bottom 10%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 18.7% (bottom 10%)
> July unemployment: 6.4% (top 10%)