Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

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South Dakota: Pine Ridge
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 8.3% (South Dakota: 28.8%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 74.3% (South Dakota: 91.7%)
> Median household income: $43,455 (South Dakota: $58,275)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 11.2% (South Dakota: 3.4%)
> Population: 3,682

Tennessee: Whiteville
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.4% (Tennessee: 27.3%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 68.5% (Tennessee: 87.5%)
> Median household income: $36,094 (Tennessee: $53,320)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 5.6% (Tennessee: 5.3%)
> Population: 4,501

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Texas: Cactus
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 0.0% reported (Texas: 29.9%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 27.3% (Texas: 83.7%)
> Median household income: $40,417 (Texas: $61,874)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 0.5% (Texas: 5.1%)
> Population: 3,245

Utah: Gunnison
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.3% (Utah: 34.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 88.0% (Utah: 92.3%)
> Median household income: $63,816 (Utah: $71,621)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 1.7% (Utah: 3.6%)
> Population: 3,434

Vermont: Richford
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 8.4% (Vermont: 38.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 69.2% (Vermont: 92.7%)
> Median household income: $43,125 (Vermont: $61,973)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 10.2% (Vermont: 3.6%)
> Population: 1,639

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