Special Report

The Least Educated Town in Every State

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Oklahoma: Helena
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 6.1% (Oklahoma: 25.5%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 73.7% (Oklahoma: 88.0%)
> Median household income: $73,359 (Oklahoma: $52,919)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 1.0% (Oklahoma: 5.1%)
> Population: 1,423

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Oregon: Sweet Home
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 5.9% (Oregon: 33.7%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 81.0% (Oregon: 90.7%)
> Median household income: $43,589 (Oregon: $62,818)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.8% (Oregon: 5.5%)
> Population: 9,619

Pennsylvania: Marienville
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.4% (Pennsylvania: 31.4%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 78.1% (Pennsylvania: 90.5%)
> Median household income: $36,691 (Pennsylvania: $61,744)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 2.9% (Pennsylvania: 5.3%)
> Population: 4,045

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Rhode Island: Central Falls
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 8.1% (Rhode Island: 34.2%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 64.9% (Rhode Island: 88.8%)
> Median household income: $32,982 (Rhode Island: $67,167)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 6.8% (Rhode Island: 5.4%)
> Population: 19,429

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South Carolina: Homeland Park
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.4% (South Carolina: 28.1%)
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 71.1% (South Carolina: 87.5%)
> Median household income: $30,399 (South Carolina: $53,199)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 9.7% (South Carolina: 5.8%)
> Population: 5,988

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