Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

Massachusetts: Spencer
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.6% (Massachusetts: 43.7%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 87.5% (Massachusetts: 90.8%)
> Median household income: $59,331 (Massachusetts: $81,215)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.8% (Massachusetts: 4.8%)
> Population: 5,792

Source: Courtesy of the City of Hartford Michigan via Facebook

Michigan: Hartford
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.7% (Michigan: 29.1%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 76.6% (Michigan: 90.8%)
> Median household income: $36,228 (Michigan: $57,144)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 14.1% (Michigan: 5.9%)
> Population: 2,595

Minnesota: Sandstone
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 7.9% (Minnesota: 36.1%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 92.7% (Minnesota: 93.1%)
> Median household income: $39,750 (Minnesota: $71,306)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.0% (Minnesota: 3.6%)
> Population: 2,670

Mississippi: Tchula
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.1% (Mississippi: 22.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 73.4% (Mississippi: 84.5%)
> Median household income: $14,489 (Mississippi: $45,081)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 20.9% (Mississippi: 7.5%)
> Population: 1,924

Source: Courtesy of City of Licking via Facebook

Missouri: Licking
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.9% (Missouri: 29.2%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 82.9% (Missouri: 89.9%)
> Median household income: $28,086 (Missouri: $55,461)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 11.7% (Missouri: 4.6%)
> Population: 2,705