Special Report

America’s Least Educated Towns

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45. Licking, Missouri
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 82.9% — 2,035th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $28,086 — 329th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 11.7% — 595th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,705

44. Terra Alta, West Virginia
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 84.8% — 2,588th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $34,632 — 1,040th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.2% — 1,291st highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 1,736

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43. Mathis, Texas
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 56.2% — 64th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $31,818 — 644th lowest of 10,733 towns (tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 5.6% — 4,069th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 4,826

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42. Summit, Arizona
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 60.0% — 102nd lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $37,275 — 1,452nd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 16.1% — 158th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 4,707

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41. Lindsay, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 46.7% — 22nd lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $31,489 — 607th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 16.0% — 162nd highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 13,310