Special Report

Most Audited County in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

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Hawaii: Hawaii County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.1 (state: 7.4)
> Median household income: $56,395 (state: $74,923)
> Poverty rate: 17.4% (state: 10.3%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 28.6% (state: 32.0%)

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Idaho: Butte County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.3 (state: 7.7)
> Median household income: $43,207 (state: $50,985)
> Poverty rate: 16.2% (state: 14.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 15.5% (state: 26.8%)

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Illinois: Alexander County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.8 (state: 7.5)
> Median household income: $31,014 (state: $61,229)
> Poverty rate: 33.4% (state: 13.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 10.7% (state: 33.4%)

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Indiana: Marion County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.8 (state: 7.3)
> Median household income: $44,869 (state: $52,182)
> Poverty rate: 19.8% (state: 14.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 29.7% (state: 25.3%)

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Iowa: Ringgold County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.5 (state: 7.0)
> Median household income: $50,642 (state: $56,570)
> Poverty rate: 10.9% (state: 12.0%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 20.1% (state: 27.7%)

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