Special Report

America’s Least Educated Towns

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40. Southeast Arcadia, Florida
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.8%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 57.6% — 73rd lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $28,404 — 344th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 3.3% — 7,488th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 8,272

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39. Kaser, New York
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.8%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 67.0% — 246th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $21,541 — 50th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.2% — 3,386th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 5,262

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38. West Terre Haute, Indiana
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.8%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 78.4% — 1,115th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $34,286 — 990th lowest of 10,733 towns (tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.9% — 1,063rd highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,185

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37. Hartford, Michigan
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.7%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 76.6% — 885th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $36,228 — 1,275th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 14.1% — 277th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,595

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36. East Porterville, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.7%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 46.5% — 21st lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $27,974 — 323rd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 22.4% — 29th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 6,291