Special Report

America’s Least Educated Towns

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20. Mammoth, Arizona
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.3%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 70.6% — 373rd lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $38,576 — 1,647th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.9% — 1,964th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 1,653

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19. Farmersville, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.3%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 59.3% — 93rd lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $39,720 — 1,854th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 12.5% — 439th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 10,716

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18. Henderson, Louisiana
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.2%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 53.5% — 45th lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $32,973 — 813th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.4% — 3,174th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 1,990

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17. Moon Lake, Florida
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.2%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 73.5% — 575th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $35,469 — 1,160th lowest of 10,733 towns (tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.9% — 1,414th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 4,312

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16. Avenal, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.2%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 45.6% — 17th lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $41,114 — 2,140th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 12.5% — 439th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 12,961