Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

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Virginia: Victoria
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 7.6% (Virginia: 38.8%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 76.3% (Virginia: 89.7%)
> Median household income: $34,318 (Virginia: $74,222)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 5.8% (Virginia: 4.6%)
> Population: 2,122

Washington: Granger
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.6% (Washington: 36.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 50.0% (Washington: 91.3%)
> Median household income: $49,958 (Washington: $73,775)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 16.8% (Washington: 5.0%)
> Population: 3,756

West Virginia: Terra Alta
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9% (West Virginia: 20.6%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 84.8% (West Virginia: 86.9%)
> Median household income: $34,632 (West Virginia: $46,711)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.2% (West Virginia: 6.5%)
> Population: 1,736

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Wisconsin: Cornell
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.0% (Wisconsin: 30.1%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 87.6% (Wisconsin: 92.2%)
> Median household income: $47,264 (Wisconsin: $61,747)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 3.4% (Wisconsin: 3.6%)
> Population: 1,781

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Wyoming: Mills
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 5.9% (Wyoming: 27.4%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 89.4% (Wyoming: 93.2%)
> Median household income: $46,240 (Wyoming: $64,049)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.4% (Wyoming: 4.5%)
> Population: 3,919

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