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

Centreville, Illinois



Median Household Income: $17,440
Poverty Rate: 48.1%
Population: 5,094
Median Home Value: $47,900

Are you surprised to learn that the median household income of Illinois is about $3,500 more than the national average? We were, too – especially when you compare that to Centreville’s median income. That’s right, Centreville takes the cake for the poorest town in the US.

Nearly half of the residents in Centreville lives below the poverty line. That’s almost fifty percent of the entire population! Could you imagine what that must be like?

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