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American towns that used to be rich but are now poor

Lovemoney Logo By Charlotte Irwin of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 21: Ville Platte in Louisiana translates from French as 'flat town', a fitting description for its current economic status. The typical household income in Ville Platte is a mere $18,679, and only 10.2% of adults have a bachelor's degree.

Ville Platte, Louisiana

Ville Platte in Louisiana translates from French as "flat town," a fitting description for its current economic status. The typical household income in Ville Platte is a mere $18,679, and only 10.2% of adults have a bachelor's degree.
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