The 10 poorest towns in the United States in 2022

The 10 poorest towns in the United States in 2022

  • According to an analysis by the portal 247WallSt.com, based on data from the US Census, there are at least 10 cities that have average incomes below $17,000 annually.

The United States is one of the 10 richest countries in the world, according to the site 247WallSt.com, based on an analysis of data from the World Bank. It would be unthinkable to doubt that this is true. However, many of us who live in this country know that the quality of life can vary drastically from place to place. And as surprising as it may be, there are plenty of sites where the average annual income is paltry. Here the 10 poorest towns in the US.

According to data from the 2021 census, at least 37.2 million people live in poverty: 11.2% of the population in the country. Based on this information, an average American household has annual income of $64,994.

However, those numbers are far off for some people in the US The portal 247WallSt.com analyzed census data based on median household income in communities with a population between 1,000 and 25,000 people. From there, the site determined that these are the 10 poorest cities in the country:

10. Marianna Arkansas

• Population: 3,472
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 6.2%
• Poverty rate: 40.0%
• Median family income: $16,704 dollars

9. Fort Thompson, South Dakota

• Population: 1,275
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 5.7%
• Poverty rate: 48.3%
• Median family income: $16,563 dollars

8. Prairie View, Texas

• Population: 6,813
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 37.5%
• Poverty rate: 54.7%
• Median Family Income: $16,363 dollars

7. Livingston, Alabama

• Population: 3,286
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 25.6%
• Poverty rate: 47.3%
• Median family income: $16,233 dollars

6. Cibecue, Arizona

• Population: 1,834
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 4.7%
• Poverty rate: 67.8%
• Median family income: $16,058 dollars

5. Jonesville, Va.

• Population: 1,355
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 10.5%
• Poverty rate: 48.9%
• Median family income: $15,691 dollars

4. Scotland Neck, North Carolina

• Population: 1,770
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 12.8%
• Poverty rate: 43%
• Median family income: $15,404 dollars

3. Rosedale, Miss.

• Population: 1,855
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 10.4%
• Poverty rate: 57.1%
• Median family income: $15,130 dollars

2. Waldoboro, Maine

• Population: 1,371
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 25.3%
• Poverty rate: 30.1%
• Median Family Income: $14,876 dollars

1. Urania, Louisiana

• Population: 1,471
• Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 5.4%
• Poverty rate: 40.4%
• Median Family Income: $12,358 dollars