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

Glasgow, Kentucky

Glasgow, Kentucky

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Median Household Income: $30,731
Poverty Rate: 29%
Population: 14,318
Median Home Value: $110,600

Kentucky comes in as one of the poorest states in the country — the state itself has a median household income of about $10k below the national average, so they already started off rough. An approximate 18.3% of Kentucky residents live below the poverty line, higher than the national average of 14.6%.

Glasgow is well known for its annual Scottish Highland Games, and Barren County (where Glasgow is located) was named the number one rural place to live by The Progressive Farmer magazine in 2007.

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