Special Report

America’s Least Educated Towns

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15. Aldine, Texas
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.1%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 46.4% — 20th lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $38,925 — 1,705th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 3.0% — 8,008th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 15,318

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14. Nicholls, Georgia
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.1%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 66.1% — 217th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $27,563 — 298th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.3% — 1,713th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 3,836

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13. Union City, Ohio
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.9%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 81.3% — 1,637th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $31,000 — 553rd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 10.2% — 963rd highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 1,701

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12. Nixon, Texas
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.8%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 60.2% — 107th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $57,460 — 5,536th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 3.2% — 7,657th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 2,510

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11. Lamont, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.8%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 37.3% — 5th lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $43,297 — 2,630th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.9% — 1,414th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 14,799