Special Report

America’s Least Educated Towns

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25. Whiteville, Tennessee
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.4%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 68.5% — 288th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $36,094 — 1,255th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 5.6% — 4,069th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 4,501

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24. Fabens, Texas
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.4%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 50.3% — 30th lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $28,397 — 343rd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 8.5% — 1,621st highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 5,736

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23. Combee Settlement, Florida
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.4%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 70.8% — 383rd lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $36,832 — 1,380th lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 7.6% — 2,164th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 6,357

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22. McFarland, California
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.4%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 51.9% — 38th lowest of 10,738 towns
> Median household income: $35,346 — 1,142nd lowest of 10,733 towns
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 13.4% — 326th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 14,823

21. Wilder, Idaho
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.3%
> Adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent: 56.2% — 64th lowest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $39,696 — 1,847th lowest of 10,733 towns (tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019: 2.5% — 8,745th highest of 10,738 towns (tied)
> Population: 1,770

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