Special Report

These Are the Poorest Places in the West

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10. Ventura, New Mexico
> Poverty rate in 2019: 62.2% — #270 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $00 — #00 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 16.1% — #16,253 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 714

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9. McClellan Park, California
> Poverty rate in 2019: 62.5% — #263 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $21,591 — #26,740 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 19.9% — #12,709 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 1,046

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8. Navajo, New Mexico
> Poverty rate in 2019: 63.0% — #258 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $21,500 — #26,746 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 3.8% — #26,860 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 1,450

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7. Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
> Poverty rate in 2019: 63.6% — #248 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: Not applicable
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 10.6% — #21,919 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 784

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6. Plainview, California
> Poverty rate in 2019: 64.8% — #232 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $20,556 — #26,833 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 1.7% — #27,560 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 887