Wapato Makes ‘Poorest City’ in Washington State List
MSN listed the poorest cities in every state and one of our friends made the list. It doesn't mean it's a bad city, it just means that many of the population are making under the average household income.
Wapato's poverty rate is at 36.6 percent with its town population at 5,075.
Many of the jobs in Wapato are low-paying agricultural positions, likely keeping area incomes low. The typical Wapato household earns just $32,722 annually, about $28,300 less than the state median income of $61,062. More than one-third of Wapato residents live in poverty.
What can we do to get Wapato out of the bottom of this list? Tell us in the comments.