Poverty in the U.S.: The Poorest Towns in Every State

San Benito, Texas

San Benito

Median Household Income: $26,583
Poverty Rate: 37.4%
Population: 24,474
Median Home Value: $55,100

This Texas town, which sits on the border of Mexico, is one of the larger towns we’re going to see on this list. With over 24k residents, more than one in three residents live at or below the poverty line – and San Benito is the only town in Texas that has a median household income of less than $30k.

Texas is a state with huge income inequality. The wealthiest town in the state, University Park, has a median household income of $211,741 — over 87% of residents have at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to just 11.7% in San Benito.

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