Special Report

These Are the Poorest Places in the West

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5. Whitecone, Arizona
> Poverty rate in 2019: 65.4% — #220 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $17,344 — #27,000 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 1.8% — #27,534 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 871

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4. Cibecue, Arizona
> Poverty rate in 2019: 66.1% — #210 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $15,417 — #27,069 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 2.6% — #27,313 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 2,173

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3. Nazlini, Arizona
> Poverty rate in 2019: 67.4% — #194 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $9,542 — #27,132 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 9.3% — #23,200 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 522

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2. Alamo, New Mexico
> Poverty rate in 2019: 78.1% — #123 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $19,615 — #26,893 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 3.1% — #27,151 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 851

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1. Round Valley, Arizona
> Poverty rate in 2019: 81.8% — #100 out of 29,320 places
> Median household income in 2019: $20,673 — #26,823 out of 29,320 places
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree in 2019: 10.0% — #22,506 out of 29,320 places
> Total adult population in 2019: 754