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Brainerd on 24/7 Wall St. list of "America's poorest towns, state by state"

The city of Brainerd was found to be Minnesota's "poorest town " reports an article in MSN's 24/7 Wall St. section. "In every state, there was at least one town with a median annual household income thousands of dollars lower than the state's med...

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The city of Brainerd was found to be Minnesota's "poorest town " reports an article in MSN's 24/7 Wall St. section.

"In every state, there was at least one town with a median annual household income thousands of dollars lower than the state’s median income." states the article posted on June 10.

The information accompanying the slide for Brainerd includes: "Brainerd, Minnesota - Town median household income: $29,364".

In describing their methods to determine each states poorest town, the article authors report, "To identify the poorest town in each state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed median household incomes for every town with populations of 25,000 or less in each state from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS)."

You can read the entire MSN 24/7 article here to learn all the points considered when choosing each town and to view the towns that represent each state in a slideshow:  Click here .

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