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

Brainerd, Minnesota

Brainerd, Minnesota

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Median Household Income: $34,358
Poverty Rate: 16.4%
Population: 13,394
Median Home Value: $110,400

Located in central Minnesota, this is the only town in the entire state that has a median household income of less than $35k. You will notice, however, the poverty rate is not especially high compared to many other cities on this list. With the average being just 10.5% in the state, however, 16.4% is notable.

Brainerd was founded on September 19, 1871, and named for the plat that was signed that day. It was incorporated as a city on November 19, 1881.

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