El Paso Suburb Declared Poorest Town in Texas by MSN Money
About 30 miles southeast of El Paso lies the poorest town in Texas.
MSN Money writes:
Fabens is the only town in Texas where over half of all households live on less than $25,000 a year. Fabens’ 48.8% poverty rate is also the highest of any town in the state and nearly three times the 16.7% poverty rate across Texas.
The area's low incomes are reflected in area property values. The typical home in Fabens is worth just $61,600, less than half the median home value in Texas of $142,700 and about a third of the national median home value of $184,700.
Fabens is also notorious as the location of a border incident that made national headlines.
Two Border control agents were convicted in a non-fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Their sentences were commuted by President George W. Bush on his last day in office.