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

South Salt Lake, Utah

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Median Household Income: $41,457
Poverty Rate: 22.5%
Population: 24,722
Median Home Value: $184,200

Located in the Salt Lake City metro area, South Salt Lake has the highest poverty rate by far – over double the state’s average of 11%. Residents of South Salt Lake make approximately $24k less a year than the state’s average, but only about $16k less than the national average.

However, what really matters is the cost of living in a given state. What might seem like a lot in some states might not be all that much when compared to other states.

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