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

Coquille, Oregon

Coquille, Oregon

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Median Household Income: $31,220
Poverty Rate: 21.7%
Population: 3,846
Median Home Value: $134,500

The typical household in Oregon earns almost exactly the national median average, so why is Coquille so far away from that number? Well, one reason is that only 12.1% of adults have a bachelor’s degree when compared to the state average of 32.3%.

Ironically, Coquille is considered to be a very small and beautiful town that is known for having everything so close by since it is so small. However, “everything” doesn’t necessarily mean stores or things to do, since residents tend to travel to the nearby city of Coos Bay for those essentials.

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