About 30 miles southeast of El Paso lies the poorest town in Texas.

According to MSN Money, Fabens, Texas has an average household income of less than $25,000 annually. $25,000 per year is the federal poverty line for a family of four.

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.

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