America’s Poorest Towns

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10. Athens, Ohio
> Median household income: $24,326
> Median home value: $177,100
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 63.1%
> Poverty rate: 51.6%

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9. Selma, Alabama
> Median household income: $24,223
> Median home value: $89,100
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 17.2%
> Poverty rate: 38.3%

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8. New Square, New York
> Median household income: $23,924
> Median home value: $338,200
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9%
> Poverty rate: 64.4%

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7. Johnstown, Pennsylvania
> Median household income: $23,636
> Median home value: $41,500
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 12.0%
> Poverty rate: 37.9%

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6. Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
> Median household income: $21,667
> Median home value: $75,400
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 11.2%
> Poverty rate: 42.5%