Special Report

Town With the Highest Poverty Rate in Every State

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Kansas: Chetopa
> Poverty rate: 35.0% (Kansas: 12.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 401 (Kansas: 337,739)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 20.3% (Kansas: 7.5%)
> Median household income: $30,921 (Kansas: $59,597)

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Kentucky: Breckinridge Center
> Poverty rate: 69.1% (Kentucky: 17.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,320 (Kentucky: 747,010)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 29.1% (Kentucky: 14.0%)
> Median household income: $43,750 (Kentucky: $50,589)

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Louisiana: Simmesport
> Poverty rate: 59.9% (Louisiana: 19.2%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 926 (Louisiana: 871,467)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 42.4% (Louisiana: 15.4%)
> Median household income: $17,120 (Louisiana: $49,469)

Maine: Fairfield
> Poverty rate: 45.6% (Maine: 11.8%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,379 (Maine: 153,131)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 50.5% (Maine: 13.5%)
> Median household income: $23,718 (Maine: $57,918)

Maryland: Crisfield
> Poverty rate: 35.5% (Maryland: 9.2%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 890 (Maryland: 539,991)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 37.9% (Maryland: 10.2%)
> Median household income: $29,688 (Maryland: $84,805)