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The Poorest Town in Every State

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Alabama: Ashland
> Median household income: $19,154 (Alabama: $50,536)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.1% (Alabama: 25.5%)
> Poverty rate: 41.7% (Alabama: 16.7%)
> Median home value: $87,900 (Alabama: $142,700)
> Population: 1,447

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Alaska: Hooper Bay
> Median household income: $36,250 (Alaska: $77,640)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.2% (Alaska: 29.6%)
> Poverty rate: 40.9% (Alaska: 10.7%)
> Median home value: $60,000 (Alaska: $270,400)
> Population: 1,141

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Arizona: Cibecue
> Median household income: $15,417 (Arizona: $58,945)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.6% (Arizona: 29.5%)
> Poverty rate: 66.1% (Arizona: 15.1%)
> Median home value: $59,700 (Arizona: $225,500)
> Population: 2,173

Arkansas: Marianna
> Median household income: $17,156 (Arkansas: $47,597)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 8.2% (Arkansas: 23.0%)
> Poverty rate: 32.3% (Arkansas: 17.0%)
> Median home value: $68,500 (Arkansas: $127,800)
> Population: 3,575

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California: Oasis
> Median household income: $19,457 (California: $75,235)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.0% (California: 33.9%)
> Poverty rate: 51.8% (California: 13.4%)
> Median home value: N/A (California: $505,000)
> Population: 2,857

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