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

Claymont, Delaware

Claymont, Delaware

Median Household Income: $52,277
Poverty Rate: 12.2%
Population: 8,707
Median Home Value: $200,600

No one would ever accuse Delaware of being a large state, and the lack of financial diversity shows in its poorest city, Claymont, that earns $5,000 less than the national average. Claymont is located on the Delaware River, just outside of Wilmington.

With a median household income of $52,277 and a poverty rate of 12.2%, it’s easy to see where the problem areas lie for Delaware. Especially when homes are valued at an average of $200,600.

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