The Poorest Cities in Every U.S. State

Ketchikan, Alaska

Kechikan, Alaska

Median Household Income: $56,372

Poverty Rate: 12.4%

Population: 8,195

Median Home Value: $237,000

Wow! That’s an awfully high median home value for such a low median income. Alaska is one of the wealthiest states in the country, so it’s no surprise they rank higher than most – after all, the national median income is only slightly higher at $57,652. All in all, Alaska doesn’t really seem to have a “poor” city like the rest of the country… just a slightly less well-off one.