Special Report

Most Audited County in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

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Massachusetts: Nantucket County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.6 (state: 7.2)
> Median household income: $91,942 (state: $74,167)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (state: 11.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 45.1% (state: 42.1%)

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Michigan: Wayne County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.1 (state: 7.4)
> Median household income: $43,702 (state: $52,668)
> Poverty rate: 23.7% (state: 15.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.8% (state: 28.1%)

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Minnesota: Mahnomen County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.4 (state: 7.0)
> Median household income: $42,439 (state: $65,699)
> Poverty rate: 22.7% (state: 10.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 12.1% (state: 34.8%)

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Mississippi: Humphreys County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 11.8 (state: 8.9)
> Median household income: $26,188 (state: $42,009)
> Poverty rate: 40.5% (state: 21.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 13.6% (state: 21.3%)

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Missouri: Pemiscot County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.5 (state: 7.6)
> Median household income: $32,468 (state: $51,542)
> Poverty rate: 28.5% (state: 14.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 12.0% (state: 28.2%)

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