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

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Median Household Income: $29,799
Poverty Rate: 36.1%
Population: 22,961
Median Home Value: $96,800

The average Mississippi household earns less than $10k of the national average, so it’s no surprise that Vicksburg is so far down on our list. One in three residents lives below the poverty line, which is higher than the state’s average of 21.5% – and that’s still high compared to the national average of 14.6%.

Vicksburg is located in western Mississippi and is known as the site of a key Civil War battle, the Siege of Vicksburg.

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