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

Wewoka, Oklahoma

Wewoka, Oklahoma

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Median Household Income: $25,567
Poverty Rate: 41.7%
Population: 3,396
Median Home Value: $46,400

One in three residents of Wewoka rely on SNAP benefits to put groceries on the table, and nearly half live at or below the poverty line. Wewoka is one of two cities in the state with a median home value of less than $50k.

Wewoka takes its name from a Creek Village in Alabama whose meaning is “roaring water.” In 1899, the Union Pacific Railroad Company established a station there and in 1923, the Greater Seminole Oil Field was discovered nearby.

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