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

Littleton, New Hampshire

Littleton, New Hampshire

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Median Household Income: $37,491
Poverty Rate: 19.5%
Population: 4,420
Median Home Value: $159,500

New Hampshire ranks as one of the wealthiest states, with the average income being nearly $14k more than the country’s average. However, that doesn’t help Littleton, the poorest town in the state.

Located along the Vermont border, this small town has nearly 20% of its residents living below the poverty line; that’s the highest in the state and over double the state’s average of just 8.1%. Littleton, New Hampshire, is famous for having the world’s longest candy counter, a working gristmill, a majestic post office, and a 100-year-old Opera house.

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