Special Report

Most Audited County in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

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South Dakota: Oglala Lakota County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 11.2 (state: 7.3)
> Median household income: $27,804 (state: $54,126)
> Poverty rate: 51.9% (state: 13.9%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 12.4% (state: 27.8%)

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Tennessee: Lake County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.3 (state: 7.9)
> Median household income: $31,993 (state: $48,708)
> Poverty rate: 29.9% (state: 16.7%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 9.4% (state: 26.1%)

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Texas: Starr County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 10.4 (state: 8.1)
> Median household income: $27,133 (state: $57,051)
> Poverty rate: 35.0% (state: 16.0%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 9.7% (state: 28.7%)

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Utah: Rich County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.0 (state: 7.2)
> Median household income: $52,917 (state: $65,325)
> Poverty rate: 18.0% (state: 11.0%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.8% (state: 32.5%)

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Vermont: Essex County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.0 (state: 7.1)
> Median household income: $38,767 (state: $57,808)
> Poverty rate: 15.5% (state: 11.4%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 14.7% (state: 36.8%)

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