Special Report

Most Audited County in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

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New Mexico: McKinley County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 10.2 (state: 8.1)
> Median household income: $30,336 (state: $46,718)
> Poverty rate: 37.5% (state: 20.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 10.8% (state: 26.9%)

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New York: Bronx County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.1 (state: 7.8)
> Median household income: $36,593 (state: $62,765)
> Poverty rate: 29.7% (state: 15.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 19.4% (state: 35.3%)

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North Carolina: Edgecombe County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.3 (state: 7.9)
> Median household income: $32,929 (state: $50,320)
> Poverty rate: 24.6% (state: 16.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 11.6% (state: 29.9%)

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North Dakota: Sioux County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.5 (state: 7.0)
> Median household income: $40,795 (state: $61,285)
> Poverty rate: 37.1% (state: 11.0%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 17.3% (state: 28.9%)

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Ohio: Adams County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.0 (state: 7.2)
> Median household income: $36,320 (state: $52,407)
> Poverty rate: 23.8% (state: 14.9%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 12.1% (state: 27.2%)

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