Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

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Alabama: Clayton
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.7% (Alabama: 25.5%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 61.8% (Alabama: 86.2%)
> Median household income: $27,639 (Alabama: $50,536)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.4% (Alabama: 5.9%)
> Population: 2,884

Alaska: Metlakatla
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 10.4% (Alaska: 29.6%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 92.0% (Alaska: 92.8%)
> Median household income: $56,188 (Alaska: $77,640)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 17.7% (Alaska: 7.2%)
> Population: 1,654

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Arizona: Second Mesa
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.7% (Arizona: 29.5%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 84.8% (Arizona: 87.1%)
> Median household income: $36,563 (Arizona: $58,945)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.7% (Arizona: 5.9%)
> Population: 1,823

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Arkansas: North Crossett
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.2% (Arkansas: 23.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 84.7% (Arkansas: 86.6%)
> Median household income: $53,516 (Arkansas: $47,597)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.3% (Arkansas: 5.1%)
> Population: 2,802

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California: Calipatria
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.6% (California: 33.9%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 60.8% (California: 83.3%)
> Median household income: $36,883 (California: $75,235)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 20.4% (California: 6.1%)
> Population: 7,395

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