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The Poorest City in Every State

Alabama: Bessemer
> Median household income: $32,301 (Alabama: $50,536)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 14.4% (Alabama: 25.5%)
> Poverty rate: 25.8% (Alabama: 16.7%)
> Median home value: $86,500 (Alabama: $142,700)
> Population: 26,680

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Alaska: Fairbanks
> Median household income: $62,602 (Alaska: $77,640)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.2% (Alaska: 29.6%)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (Alaska: 10.7%)
> Median home value: $211,500 (Alaska: $270,400)
> Population: 31,551

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Arizona: San Luis
> Median household income: $37,255 (Arizona: $58,945)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 8.4% (Arizona: 29.5%)
> Poverty rate: 24.2% (Arizona: 15.1%)
> Median home value: $117,400 (Arizona: $225,500)
> Population: 32,985

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Arkansas: Pine Bluff
> Median household income: $34,723 (Arkansas: $47,597)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 19.2% (Arkansas: 23.0%)
> Poverty rate: 26.8% (Arkansas: 17.0%)
> Median home value: $75,500 (Arkansas: $127,800)
> Population: 43,091

California: Desert Hot Springs
> Median household income: $33,046 (California: $75,235)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 12.4% (California: 33.9%)
> Poverty rate: 31.1% (California: 13.4%)
> Median home value: $194,500 (California: $505,000)
> Population: 28,585

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