Special Report

Most Audited County in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

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Virginia: Emporia city
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.6 (state: 7.5)
> Median household income: $27,426 (state: $68,766)
> Poverty rate: 30.9% (state: 11.2%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 15.3% (state: 37.6%)

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Washington: Garfield County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.4 (state: 7.2)
> Median household income: $51,399 (state: $66,174)
> Poverty rate: 11.7% (state: 12.2%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.0% (state: 34.5%)

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West Virginia: McDowell County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.6 (state: 7.4)
> Median household income: $25,595 (state: $44,061)
> Poverty rate: 34.9% (state: 17.8%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 4.9% (state: 19.9%)

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Wisconsin: Menominee County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.2 (state: 6.9)
> Median household income: $38,080 (state: $56,759)
> Poverty rate: 35.8% (state: 12.3%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 15.9% (state: 29.0%)

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Wyoming: Niobrara County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.8 (state: 7.1)
> Median household income: $36,793 (state: $60,938)
> Poverty rate: 14.9% (state: 11.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 18.3% (state: 26.7%)

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