Special Report

Town With the Highest Poverty Rate in Every State

Alabama: Uniontown
> Poverty rate: 51.2% (Alabama: 16.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 954 (Alabama: 795,989)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 40.5% (Alabama: 14.0%)
> Median household income: $17,000 (Alabama: $50,536)

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Alaska: Hooper Bay
> Poverty rate: 40.9% (Alaska: 10.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 465 (Alaska: 76,933)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 62.3% (Alaska: 10.5%)
> Median household income: $36,250 (Alaska: $77,640)

Arizona: Cibecue
> Poverty rate: 66.1% (Arizona: 15.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,277 (Arizona: 1,043,764)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 57.5% (Arizona: 11.1%)
> Median household income: $15,417 (Arizona: $58,945)

Arkansas: Helena-West Helena
> Poverty rate: 45.2% (Arkansas: 17.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 4,788 (Arkansas: 496,260)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 36.8% (Arkansas: 12.1%)
> Median household income: $22,177 (Arkansas: $47,597)

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California: Richgrove
> Poverty rate: 55.4% (California: 13.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,283 (California: 5,149,742)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.5% (California: 8.9%)
> Median household income: $20,962 (California: $75,235)