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This Is the Poorest Town in Every State

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Kansas: Oaklawn-Sunview
> Median household income: $28,601 (Kansas: $59,597)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 5.4% (Kansas: 33.4%)
> Poverty rate: 20.5% (Kansas: 12.0%)
> Median home value: $46,900 (Kansas: $151,900)
> Population: 3,441

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Kentucky: Vanceburg
> Median household income: $17,197 (Kentucky: $50,589)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.7% (Kentucky: 24.2%)
> Poverty rate: 44.1% (Kentucky: 17.3%)
> Median home value: $57,100 (Kentucky: $141,000)
> Population: 1,462

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Louisiana: Cullen
> Median household income: $16,108 (Louisiana: $49,469)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 5.3% (Louisiana: 24.1%)
> Poverty rate: 52.7% (Louisiana: 19.2%)
> Median home value: $43,200 (Louisiana: $163,100)
> Population: 1,131

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Maine: Waldoboro
> Median household income: $16,932 (Maine: $57,918)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 19.6% (Maine: 31.8%)
> Poverty rate: 38.8% (Maine: 11.8%)
> Median home value: $180,300 (Maine: $190,400)
> Population: 1,295

Maryland: Crisfield
> Median household income: $29,688 (Maryland: $84,805)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 10.1% (Maryland: 40.2%)
> Poverty rate: 35.5% (Maryland: 9.2%)
> Median home value: $107,700 (Maryland: $314,800)
> Population: 2,601

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