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

Onawa, Iowa

Onawa, Iowa

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Median Household Income: $31,089
Poverty Rate: 25.3%
Population: 2,849
Median Home Value: $93,500

This charming little town in Iowa is the only town in the state where the poverty rate is below 25%. That means that more than 1 in 4 people in Onawa live below the national poverty line. Nearly 25% of the residents use SNAP benefits to afford groceries.

Onawa is considered to be a progressive rural community that is nestled between the Missouri River and the beautiful Loess Hills along the I-29 corridor.

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