America’s Poorest Towns

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5. Natchitoches, Louisiana
> Median household income: $21,579
> Median home value: $150,800
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.8%
> Poverty rate: 44.7%

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4. Bastrop, Louisiana
> Median household income: $21,364
> Median home value: $73,000
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 11.1%
> Poverty rate: 43.5%

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3. East Cleveland, Ohio
> Median household income: $21,184
> Median home value: $56,800
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 11.9%
> Poverty rate: 40.5%

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2. South Tucson, Arizona
> Median household income: $21,160
> Median home value: $77,700
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.2%
> Poverty rate: 46.2%

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1. Centreville, Illinois
> Median household income: $17,441
> Median home value: $47,900
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 10.5%
> Poverty rate: 48.1%