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

Camden, Tennessee

Camden. Tennessee. USA

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Median Household Income: $28,750
Poverty Rate: 25.1%
Population: 3,554
Median Home Value: $92,000

Camden is the only town in all of Tennessee that has a median household income of less than $30k. The average in the state, however, is over $48k. Not to mention, one in four residents lives at or below the poverty line.

An interesting fact about Camden, Tennessee is that Native Americans were living in the area as early as the Archaic period in 8000-1000 BC. Thanks to a significant archaeological site, evidence was uncovered that showed semi-permanent habitation dating back 7000 years.

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