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Most Audited City in Every State

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21. Massachusetts: Boston-Cambridge-Newton
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.28 (state: 7.24)
> Median household income: $81,838 (state: $74,167)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (state: 11.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 46.4% (state: 42.1%)

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22. Michigan: Niles-Benton Harbor
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.73 (state: 7.40)
> Median household income: $47,132 (state: $52,668)
> Poverty rate: 17.2% (state: 15.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 26.7% (state: 28.1%)

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23. Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.01 (state: 6.99)
> Median household income: $73,735 (state: $65,699)
> Poverty rate: 9.4% (state: 10.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 40.5% (state: 34.8%)

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24. Mississippi: Jackson
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.76 (state: 8.86)
> Median household income: $49,381 (state: $42,009)
> Poverty rate: 18.5% (state: 21.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 29.7% (state: 21.3%)

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25. Missouri: Joplin
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.93 (state: 7.57)
> Median household income: $45,913 (state: $51,542)
> Poverty rate: 15.9% (state: 14.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 21.6% (state: 28.2%)

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