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

Bensley, Virginia

Bensley, Virginia


Median Household Income: $37,692
Poverty Rate: 29.8%
Population: 6,363
Median Home Value: $131,300

Bensley has nearly triple the poverty rate of Virginia, which comes in at just 11.2% – which is lower than the national average. Bensley is located in Chesterfield County, Virginia, which is a suburb of Richmond.

Only a third of the residents in Bensley hold a high school diploma and only 8.3% hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Bensley is known as an old village with no active government, and the community is over 100 years old.

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