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

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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Median Household Income: $30,971
Poverty Rate: 22.5%
Population: 2,502
Median Home Value: $148,200

This teeny town in Idaho with just over 2,500 residents is mostly home to forestry and lumber production, so it’s no surprise that the median income is so low. It’s interesting to note the poverty rate of Bonners Ferry is just slightly higher than the state average of 14.5%.

Although this town is small, it is famous for the Bonners Ferry Lumber Company, which grew to be one of the world’s largest lumber mills.

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