Special Report

Towns With the Highest Poverty Rates in the Nation

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35. Skyline Acres, Ohio
> Poverty rate: 51.8%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,174 — 2,174th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 28.9% — 967th highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $32,333 — 974th lowest of 12,130 towns (tied)

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34. Batesville, Texas
> Poverty rate: 51.9%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 752 — 3,634th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 51.6% — 29th highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $34,231 — 1,282nd lowest of 12,130 towns

Source: By Billy Hathorn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16223714 / Wikimedia Commons

33. Cotton Valley, Louisiana
> Poverty rate: 52.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 551 — 4,828th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 41.2% — 194th highest of 12,142 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $20,446 — 51st lowest of 12,130 towns

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32. Shongopovi, Arizona
> Poverty rate: 52.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 529 — 4,982nd highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 55.7% — 14th highest of 12,142 towns
> Median household income: $32,708 — 1,030th lowest of 12,130 towns (tied)

Source: Harry Weddington, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Wikimedia Commons

31. Fort Thompson, South Dakota
> Poverty rate: 52.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 636 — 4,268th highest of 12,143 towns (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 66.7% — 2nd highest of 12,142 towns
> Median household income: $23,594 — 151st lowest of 12,130 towns