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

Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Median Household Income: $56,372
Poverty Rate: 12.4%
Population: 8,195
Median Home Value: $237,000

It’s truly remarkable how Alaska stands out when you examine the median home values and median incomes in the state. The fact that Alaska boasts such a high median home value in comparison to its median income is indeed quite astonishing.

Alaska is easily one of the wealthiest states in the country, so it’s no surprise they rank higher than most – after all, the national median income is only slightly higher at $57,652. All in all, Alaska doesn’t really seem to have a “poor” city like the rest of the country… just a slightly less well-off one.

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