Special Report

Town With the Highest Poverty Rate in Every State

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Hawaii: Hawaiian Ocean View
> Poverty rate: 55.2% (Hawaii: 9.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,764 (Hawaii: 130,649)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 47.5% (Hawaii: 10.8%)
> Median household income: $15,654 (Hawaii: $81,275)

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Idaho: Glenns Ferry
> Poverty rate: 39.1% (Idaho: 13.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 477 (Idaho: 221,256)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.9% (Idaho: 9.8%)
> Median household income: $27,583 (Idaho: $55,785)

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Illinois: Alorton
> Poverty rate: 53.5% (Illinois: 12.5%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 980 (Illinois: 1,557,873)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 45.1% (Illinois: 12.8%)
> Median household income: $22,593 (Illinois: $65,886)

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Indiana: Dillsboro
> Poverty rate: 31.1% (Indiana: 13.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 449 (Indiana: 867,996)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 15.8% (Indiana: 9.8%)
> Median household income: $40,341 (Indiana: $56,303)

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Iowa: Postville
> Poverty rate: 30.3% (Iowa: 11.5%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 753 (Iowa: 348,122)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.5% (Iowa: 10.2%)
> Median household income: $51,250 (Iowa: $60,523)