Special Report

Towns With the Highest Poverty Rates in the Nation

40. Uniontown, Alabama
> Poverty rate: 51.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 954 — 2,795th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 40.5% — 218th highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $17,000 — 12th lowest of 12,130 towns

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39. Bylas, Arizona
> Poverty rate: 51.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 863 — 3,166th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 45.2% — 102nd highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $28,558 — 481st lowest of 12,130 towns

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38. Williston, South Carolina
> Poverty rate: 51.6%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,507 — 1,539th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 26.2% — 1,364th highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $20,076 — 45th lowest of 12,130 towns

37. Presidio, Texas
> Poverty rate: 51.7%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,079 — 893rd highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 46.1% — 85th highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $20,794 — 61st lowest of 12,130 towns

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36. Oasis, California
> Poverty rate: 51.8%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,479 — 1,580th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 17.5% — 3,582nd highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $19,457 — 38th lowest of 12,130 towns