Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

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Colorado: Derby
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 5.1% (Colorado: 40.9%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 61.3% (Colorado: 91.7%)
> Median household income: $52,554 (Colorado: $72,331)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.5% (Colorado: 4.3%)
> Population: 8,962

Connecticut: Jewett City
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 6.3% (Connecticut: 39.3%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 83.5% (Connecticut: 90.6%)
> Median household income: $49,311 (Connecticut: $78,444)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 10.2% (Connecticut: 6.0%)
> Population: 3,385

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Delaware: Woodside East
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 13.8% (Delaware: 32.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 69.9% (Delaware: 90.0%)
> Median household income: $61,406 (Delaware: $68,287)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.1% (Delaware: 5.5%)
> Population: 2,427

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Florida: Moon Lake
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.2% (Florida: 29.9%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 73.5% (Florida: 88.2%)
> Median household income: $35,469 (Florida: $55,660)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.9% (Florida: 5.6%)
> Population: 4,312

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Georgia: Nicholls
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.1% (Georgia: 31.3%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 66.1% (Georgia: 87.1%)
> Median household income: $27,563 (Georgia: $58,700)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.3% (Georgia: 5.7%)
> Population: 3,836