Special Report

These Are the Poorest Places in the West

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15. Linnell Camp, California
> Poverty rate in 2019: 58.6% — #337 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $19,670 — #26,890 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 0.0% — #27,746 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 928

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14. Monterey Park, New Mexico
> Poverty rate in 2019: 59.0% — #331 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $19,879 — #26,875 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 0.0% — #27,746 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 1,600

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13. Strathmore, California
> Poverty rate in 2019: 60.1% — #303 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $25,500 — #26,223 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 6.4% — #25,459 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 3,033

12. Niland, California
> Poverty rate in 2019: 60.1% — #303 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $21,330 — #26,763 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 0.0% — #27,746 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 631

11. Thoreau, New Mexico
> Poverty rate in 2019: 61.1% — #285 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $19,792 — #26,879 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 4.3% — #26,609 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 1,641