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

Whitewater, Wisconsin

Whitewater, Wisconsin 

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Median Household Income: $31,827
Poverty Rate: 40.2%
Population: 14,762
Median Home Value: $164,400

Whitewater’s poverty rate is far and away the highest in the state, with the average being 12.3% less than the national average. It’s believed that the low income is due to the number of college students – about 13,000 residents are enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.

The most popular majors at the University of Whitewater include: Marketing and Related Support Services, Business, Education, Social Service Professions, Social Sciences, Journalism, Communication and Related Programs.

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