Massachusetts is a beautiful place, but economic struggle is definitely a reality in some places. This list of the poorest towns in the state was compiled using data regarding each town’s per capita income (the average income earned per person in a given year), median household income, and poverty level. All data is from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. The U.S. Census Bureau determines poverty status based on income, household size and other factors.
It must be said that each of the towns on this list are still full of great places to visit and things to do. Were there any surprises on this list? Do you feel the data reflects your own experience? Share and let us know in the comments.