Special Report

These Are the Poorest Places in the West

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25. Sawmill, Arizona
> Poverty rate in 2019: 54.3% — #441 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $18,333 — #26,966 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 2.8% — #27,246 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 775

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24. Madrone, New Mexico
> Poverty rate in 2019: 54.6% — #430 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $20,813 — #26,812 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 4.4% — #26,565 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 590

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23. Chilchinbito, Arizona
> Poverty rate in 2019: 54.6% — #430 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $18,194 — #26,973 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 2.9% — #27,204 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 926

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22. Selawik, Alaska
> Poverty rate in 2019: 54.8% — #426 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $31,250 — #24,730 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 2.9% — #27,204 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 792

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21. Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
> Poverty rate in 2019: 55.2% — #415 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $15,654 — #27,062 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 14.7% — #17,727 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 5,011