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American towns that used to be rich but are now poor

Lovemoney Logo By Charlotte Irwin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 21: Many of America's poorest towns weren't always facing hard times. In fact, some of them are former boomtowns that used to boast prosperous economies and flourishing industries. Using data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, we take a look at how prosperity turned to poverty in 10 places across the country.

Towns that went from rich to poor

Many of America's poorest towns weren't always facing hard times. In fact, some of them are former boomtowns that used to boast prosperous economies and flourishing industries. Using data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, we take a look at how prosperity turned to poverty in 10 places across the country. Click ahead to see them.

Originally published June 24, 2019

© Aaron Manning [CC BY 3.0]

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