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

Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin, NV

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Median Household Income: $32,610
Poverty Rate: 18.4%
Population: 7,758
Median Home Value: $143,100

Think Nevada is all glitz, glam, and Vegas? Think again. Believe it or not, not only does Laughlin have the lowest median income in the state, it has the highest property tax – strange, right? About 16.8% of residents rely on SNAP benefits here. In other words, it’s no laughin’ matter.

The town was named for Don Laughlin, who purchased the southern tip of Nevada in 1964, who operated the 101 Club in Las Vegas. He originally wanted to name the community Casino, or Riverside, but the post office decided to name it Laughlin instead.

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