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

Selma, Alabama

Aerial View of Selma, Alabama

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Median Household Income: $24,223
Poverty Rate: 38.3%
Population: 19,176
Median Home Value: $89,100

Selma holds the distinction of being the only town in all of Alabama where over half of the entire population has a household income of less than $25k. To put that in perspective, the second-poorest city (Jackson) has a median household income of just over $30k.

Selma is famous for the Selma March, which was a march led by Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, from March 21-25, in 1965.

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