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

Willimantic, CT

Willimantic, CT

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Median Household Income: $33,564
Poverty Rate: 29.9%
Population: 17,550
Median Home Value: $140,400

Connecticut is another one of those fairly wealthy states, and that is reflected in its poorest city, which really isn’t that bad compared to many (you’ll see)! The typical household in the state earns about $16k more than the national average.

More than a third of households in Willimantic use the SNAP program to help afford groceries and daily expenses. It is known as the “Thread City” because the American Thread Company had a mill on the banks of the Willimantic River.

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