Special Report

America’s Least Educated Towns

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50. Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.1%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 77.3% — 973rd lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $50,304 — 4,145th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 11.1% — 732nd highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,429

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49. Sandy Oaks, Texas
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.0%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 71.2% — 411th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $50,987 — 4,280th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.6% — 1,568th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 4,471

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48. Polkton, North Carolina
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.0%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 73.1% — 541st lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $39,808 — 1,877th lowest of 10,733 towns (tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.9% — 1,964th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,921

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47. Lockland, Ohio
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.0%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 74.4% — 654th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $28,542 — 351st lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 12.0% — 543rd highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 3,450

46. Wapato, Washington
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.0%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 50.6% — 32nd lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $40,772 — 2,073rd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 14.6% — 239th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 5,041