Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

Source: library_of_congress / Flickr

Kansas: Liberal
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.9% (Kansas: 33.4%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 66.2% (Kansas: 91.0%)
> Median household income: $48,629 (Kansas: $59,597)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 5.0% (Kansas: 4.1%)
> Population: 19,731

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky: Vanceburg
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.7% (Kentucky: 24.2%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 67.4% (Kentucky: 86.3%)
> Median household income: $17,197 (Kentucky: $50,589)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 5.7% (Kentucky: 5.6%)
> Population: 1,462

Source: By Ken Lund - originally posted to Flickr as St. Martin Parish Courthouse, St. Martinville, Louisiana, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8478801 / Wikimedia Commons

Louisiana: Henderson
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.2% (Louisiana: 24.1%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 53.5% (Louisiana: 85.2%)
> Median household income: $32,973 (Louisiana: $49,469)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.4% (Louisiana: 6.5%)
> Population: 1,990

Maine: Fairfield
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 6.8% (Maine: 31.8%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 82.5% (Maine: 92.6%)
> Median household income: $23,718 (Maine: $57,918)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.4% (Maine: 4.1%)
> Population: 3,027

Maryland: Hancock
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 8.3% (Maryland: 40.2%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 88.2% (Maryland: 90.2%)
> Median household income: $45,588 (Maryland: $84,805)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.1% (Maryland: 5.1%)
> Population: 1,587