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

Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

Helena-West Helena


Median Household Income: $21,667
Poverty Rate: 42.5%
Population: 11,210
Median Home Value: $75,400

As one of the poorest states in the country, it’s no surprise that the median income of this Arkansas town is low. Over 50% of households bring in less than $22k a year, which is staggering when you think about it. The poverty rate in Helena-West Helena is more than double the state’s average, which is already at a very high 18.1%.

Helena-West Helena is located about seven and a half miles below the mouth of the St. Francis River and is located along the Mississippi River.

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