Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

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New Mexico: Pecos
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.5% (New Mexico: 27.3%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 77.1% (New Mexico: 85.6%)
> Median household income: $32,702 (New Mexico: $49,754)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.9% (New Mexico: 6.7%)
> Population: 1,468

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New York: Dannemora
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.6% (New York: 36.6%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 77.5% (New York: 86.8%)
> Median household income: $56,339 (New York: $68,486)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.4% (New York: 5.5%)
> Population: 3,958

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North Carolina: Polkton
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.0% (North Carolina: 31.3%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 73.1% (North Carolina: 87.8%)
> Median household income: $39,808 (North Carolina: $54,602)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.9% (North Carolina: 5.6%)
> Population: 2,921

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North Dakota: Grafton
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 14.2% (North Dakota: 30.0%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 81.6% (North Dakota: 92.6%)
> Median household income: $52,760 (North Dakota: $64,894)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 4.1% (North Dakota: 2.8%)
> Population: 4,182

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Ohio: Crooksville
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.7% (Ohio: 28.3%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 88.8% (Ohio: 90.4%)
> Median household income: $30,463 (Ohio: $56,602)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 12.3% (Ohio: 5.3%)
> Population: 2,556

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