Special Report

Town With the Highest Poverty Rate in Every State

Massachusetts: Ware
> Poverty rate: 20.9% (Massachusetts: 10.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,225 (Massachusetts: 680,962)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 26.1% (Massachusetts: 11.7%)
> Median household income: $42,550 (Massachusetts: $81,215)

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Michigan: Benton Heights
> Poverty rate: 47.1% (Michigan: 14.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,907 (Michigan: 1,398,527)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 44.2% (Michigan: 13.3%)
> Median household income: $29,907 (Michigan: $57,144)

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Minnesota: Moose Lake
> Poverty rate: 48.6% (Minnesota: 9.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 873 (Minnesota: 526,065)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 16.0% (Minnesota: 7.9%)
> Median household income: $39,779 (Minnesota: $71,306)

Mississippi: Rosedale
> Poverty rate: 60.9% (Mississippi: 20.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 939 (Mississippi: 585,786)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 50.0% (Mississippi: 15.4%)
> Median household income: $15,615 (Mississippi: $45,081)

Missouri: Pine Lawn
> Poverty rate: 43.8% (Missouri: 13.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,568 (Missouri: 810,045)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 54.3% (Missouri: 11.1%)
> Median household income: $31,838 (Missouri: $55,461)