Special Report

Cities With the Lowest Poverty Rates

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5. Fond du Lac, WI
> Poverty rate: 6.2% (Wisconsin: 10.4%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 4.1% (Wisconsin: 5.7%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 7.2% (Wisconsin: 9.4%)
> Median household income: $65,329 (Wisconsin: $64,168)

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4. Bismarck, ND
> Poverty rate: 5.9% (North Dakota: 10.6%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 4.0% (North Dakota: 4.8%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 5.2% (North Dakota: 6.9%)
> Median household income: $70,979 (North Dakota: $64,577)

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3. Fairbanks, AK
> Poverty rate: 5.9% (Alaska: 10.1%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 4.8% (Alaska: 5.9%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 6.3% (Alaska: 10.3%)
> Median household income: $72,065 (Alaska: $75,463)

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2. Ogden-Clearfield, UT
> Poverty rate: 5.6% (Utah: 8.9%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 3.7% (Utah: 4.1%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 5.8% (Utah: 5.5%)
> Median household income: $79,251 (Utah: $75,780)

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1. Barnstable Town, MA
> Poverty rate: 5.2% (Massachusetts: 9.4%)
> Oct. 2020 unemployment: 7.9% (Massachusetts: 7.4%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 5.2% (Massachusetts: 11.2%)
> Median household income: $85,042 (Massachusetts: $85,843)