Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

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Hawaii: Nanakuli
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 11.0% (Hawaii: 33.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 91.6% (Hawaii: 92.0%)
> Median household income: $75,031 (Hawaii: $81,275)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 11.9% (Hawaii: 4.3%)
> Population: 11,461

Idaho: Wilder
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.3% (Idaho: 27.6%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 56.2% (Idaho: 90.8%)
> Median household income: $39,696 (Idaho: $55,785)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 2.5% (Idaho: 4.3%)
> Population: 1,770

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Illinois: Ina
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.9% (Illinois: 34.7%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 60.5% (Illinois: 89.2%)
> Median household income: $40,455 (Illinois: $65,886)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.0% (Illinois: 5.9%)
> Population: 2,410

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Indiana: Austin
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.6% (Indiana: 26.5%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 75.8% (Indiana: 88.8%)
> Median household income: $34,163 (Indiana: $56,303)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.4% (Indiana: 4.8%)
> Population: 3,725

Iowa: Tama
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 7.7% (Iowa: 28.6%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 82.5% (Iowa: 92.1%)
> Median household income: $50,792 (Iowa: $60,523)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 3.5% (Iowa: 3.7%)
> Population: 2,769