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The city in every state where you're most likely to be audited by the IRS

Alabama: Mobile

Alabama: Mobile

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.69 (state: 8.20)

Median household income: $45,802 (state: $46,472)

Poverty rate: 19.3% (state: 18.0%)

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Alaska: Anchorage

Alaska: Anchorage

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 6.99 (state: 7.02)

Median household income: $80,724 (state: $76,114)

Poverty rate: 8.5% (state: 10.2%)

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Arizona: Yuma

Arizona: Yuma

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.25 (state: 7.87)

Median household income: $43,253 (state: $53,510)

Poverty rate: 19.7% (state: 17.0%)

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Arkansas: Pine Bluff

Arkansas: Pine Bluff

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.75 (state: 8.16)

Median household income: $38,547 (state: $43,813)

Poverty rate: 23.4% (state: 18.1%)

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California: El Centro

California: El Centro

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.71 (state: 7.96)

Median household income: $44,779 (state: $67,169)

Poverty rate: 23.8% (state: 15.1%)

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Colorado: Pueblo

Colorado: Pueblo

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.76 (state: 7.36)

Median household income: $42,386 (state: $65,458)

Poverty rate: 19.8% (state: 11.5%)

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Connecticut: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

Connecticut: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.17 (state: 7.39)

Median household income: $89,773 (state: $73,781)

Poverty rate: 8.8% (state: 10.1%)

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Delaware: Dover

Delaware: Dover

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.37 (state: 7.31)

Median household income: $57,647 (state: $63,036)

Poverty rate: 13.0% (state: 12.1%)

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Florida: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

Florida: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.74 (state: 8.21)

Median household income: $51,758 (state: $50,883)

Poverty rate: 16.1% (state: 15.5%)

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Georgia: Albany

Georgia: Albany

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.39 (state: 8.40)

Median household income: $40,612 (state: $52,977)

Poverty rate: 25.7% (state: 16.9%)

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Hawaii: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

Hawaii: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.60 (state: 7.39)

Median household income: $72,743 (state: $74,923)

Poverty rate: 10.0% (state: 10.3%)

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Idaho: Idaho Falls

Idaho: Idaho Falls

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.79 (state: 7.69)

Median household income: $54,663 (state: $50,985)

Poverty rate: 11.5% (state: 14.5%)

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Illinois: Danville

Illinois: Danville

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.67 (state: 7.49)

Median household income: $44,930 (state: $61,229)

Poverty rate: 19.8% (state: 13.5%)

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Indiana: South Bend-Mishawaka

Indiana: South Bend-Mishawaka

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.52 (state: 7.31)

Median household income: $48,681 (state: $52,182)

Poverty rate: 16.5% (state: 14.6%)

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Iowa: Sioux City

Iowa: Sioux City

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.35 (state: 7.03)

Median household income: $54,474 (state: $56,570)

Poverty rate: 12.9% (state: 12.0%)

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Kansas: Wichita

Kansas: Wichita

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.33 (state: 7.30)

Median household income: $53,953 (state: $55,477)

Poverty rate: 13.9% (state: 12.8%)

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Kentucky: Bowling Green

Kentucky: Bowling Green

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.79 (state: 7.76)

Median household income: $46,716 (state: $46,535)

Poverty rate: 18.7% (state: 18.3%)

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Louisiana: Monroe

Louisiana: Monroe

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.92 (state: 8.39)

Median household income: $39,904 (state: $46,710)

Poverty rate: 24.2% (state: 19.6%)

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Maine: Lewiston-Auburn

Maine: Lewiston-Auburn

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.29 (state: 7.17)

Median household income: $49,538 (state: $53,024)

Poverty rate: 14.3% (state: 12.9%)

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Maryland: Salisbury

Maryland: Salisbury

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.54 (state: 7.36)

Median household income: $56,283 (state: $78,916)

Poverty rate: 13.3% (state: 9.7%)

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Massachusetts: Boston-Cambridge-Newton

Massachusetts: Boston-Cambridge-Newton

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.28 (state: 7.24)

Median household income: $81,838 (state: $74,167)

Poverty rate: 10.0% (state: 11.1%)

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Michigan: Niles-Benton Harbor

Michigan: Niles-Benton Harbor

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.73 (state: 7.40)

Median household income: $47,132 (state: $52,668)

Poverty rate: 17.2% (state: 15.6%)

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Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.01 (state: 6.99)

Median household income: $73,735 (state: $65,699)

Poverty rate: 9.4% (state: 10.5%)

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Mississippi: Jackson

Mississippi: Jackson

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.76 (state: 8.86)

Median household income: $49,381 (state: $42,009)

Poverty rate: 18.5% (state: 21.5%)

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Missouri: Joplin

Missouri: Joplin

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.93 (state: 7.57)

Median household income: $45,913 (state: $51,542)

Poverty rate: 15.9% (state: 14.6%)

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Montana: Missoula

Montana: Missoula

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.32 (state: 7.43)

Median household income: $49,412 (state: $50,801)

Poverty rate: 15.9% (state: 14.4%)

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Nebraska: Grand Island

Nebraska: Grand Island

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.48 (state: 7.16)

Median household income: $54,479 (state: $56,675)

Poverty rate: 12.3% (state: 12.0%)

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Nevada: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

Nevada: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.73 (state: 7.64)

Median household income: $54,882 (state: $55,434)

Poverty rate: 14.6% (state: 14.2%)

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New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua

New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 6.91 (state: 6.91)

Median household income: $75,777 (state: $71,305)

Poverty rate: 8.6% (state: 8.1%)

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New Jersey: Trenton

New Jersey: Trenton

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.65 (state: 7.52)

Median household income: $77,027 (state: $76,475)

Poverty rate: 11.3% (state: 10.7%)

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New Mexico: Las Cruces

New Mexico: Las Cruces

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.66 (state: 8.13)

Median household income: $39,114 (state: $46,718)

Poverty rate: 27.9% (state: 20.6%)

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New York: New York-Newark-Jersey City

New York: New York-Newark-Jersey City

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.97 (state: 7.82)

Median household income: $72,205 (state: $62,765)

Poverty rate: 13.8% (state: 15.1%)

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North Carolina: Rocky Mount

North Carolina: Rocky Mount

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.63 (state: 7.87)

Median household income: $41,593 (state: $50,320)

Poverty rate: 19.1% (state: 16.1%)

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North Dakota: Grand Forks

North Dakota: Grand Forks

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 6.81 (state: 6.98)

Median household income: $52,377 (state: $61,285)

Poverty rate: 15.5% (state: 11.0%)

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Ohio: Toledo

Ohio: Toledo

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.33 (state: 7.23)

Median household income: $48,284 (state: $52,407)

Poverty rate: 17.8% (state: 14.9%)

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Oklahoma: Lawton

Oklahoma: Lawton

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.95 (state: 7.82)

Median household income: $49,608 (state: $49,767)

Poverty rate: 16.6% (state: 16.2%)

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Oregon: Grants Pass

Oregon: Grants Pass

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.95 (state: 7.35)

Median household income: $40,705 (state: $56,119)

Poverty rate: 18.6% (state: 14.9%)

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Pennsylvania: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.51 (state: 7.19)

Median household income: $66,285 (state: $56,951)

Poverty rate: 13.1% (state: 13.1%)

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Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick

Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.16 (state: 7.26)

Median household income: $61,536 (state: $61,043)

Poverty rate: 13.0% (state: 13.4%)

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South Carolina: Florence

South Carolina: Florence

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.71 (state: 8.02)

Median household income: $40,888 (state: $48,781)

Poverty rate: 20.6% (state: 16.6%)

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South Dakota: Rapid City

South Dakota: Rapid City

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.27 (state: 7.34)

Median household income: $52,683 (state: $54,126)

Poverty rate: 13.0% (state: 13.9%)

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Tennessee: Memphis

Tennessee: Memphis

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.63 (state: 7.92)

Median household income: $50,194 (state: $48,708)

Poverty rate: 18.9% (state: 16.7%)

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Texas: McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

Texas: McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.86 (state: 8.13)

Median household income: $37,097 (state: $57,051)

Poverty rate: 31.8% (state: 16.0%)

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Utah: St. George

Utah: St. George

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.69 (state: 7.24)

Median household income: $55,175 (state: $65,325)

Poverty rate: 14.2% (state: 11.0%)

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Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington

Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 6.81 (state: 7.10)

Median household income: $65,476 (state: $57,808)

Poverty rate: 10.4% (state: 11.4%)

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Virginia: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

Virginia: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.53 (state: 7.55)

Median household income: $61,889 (state: $68,766)

Poverty rate: 12.2% (state: 11.2%)

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Washington: Yakima

Washington: Yakima

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.92 (state: 7.23)

Median household income: $47,470 (state: $66,174)

Poverty rate: 19.0% (state: 12.2%)

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West Virginia: Beckley

West Virginia: Beckley

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.63 (state: 7.44)

Median household income: $41,141 (state: $44,061)

Poverty rate: 18.5% (state: 17.8%)

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Wisconsin: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

Wisconsin: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.20 (state: 6.93)

Median household income: $57,531 (state: $56,759)

Poverty rate: 14.5% (state: 12.3%)

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