Special Report

America’s Least Educated Towns

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10. Crooksville, Ohio
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.7%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 88.8% — 4,226th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $30,463 — 493rd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 12.3% — 474th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,556

9. McColl, South Carolina
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.6%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 78.6% — 1,148th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $30,600 — 509th lowest of 10,733 towns (tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.2% — 1,291st highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,038

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8. Homeland Park, South Carolina
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.4%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 71.1% — 407th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $30,399 — 480th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.7% — 1,132nd highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 5,988

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7. Garden Acres, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.3%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 48.7% — 25th lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $41,385 — 2,203rd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 11.9% — 559th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 9,972

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6. Arvin, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.9%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 37.0% — 3rd lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $38,464 — 1,623rd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.5% — 1,188th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 21,249