Last week I had the list of the richest places to live in the 518 and to be honest I was pretty surprised. Especially because the ones I expected weren't on there and the ones that were I'd never heard of. Of course, where there's a richest list there's a poorest list and here are the poorest places in the Capital Region.

New York Upstate, who created the list, took the 62 counties of New York and found the poorest city in each. You're more than welcome to look at the list in its entirety but I separated specifically those in the 518. What we should take from this list is that these areas may need a little help and we can do our part for that. For example, maybe if you're deciding between a weekend in Saratoga versus Mechanicville, check out Mechanicville. These local neighborhoods shouldn't be looked down on because one list says they're not worth as much, we should take this list as an opportunity to improve our area and see where the attention may need to go first. From least poor to poorest:

53. Mechanicville, Saratoga County; Median household income: $41,042
52. Albany, Albany County; Median household income: $40,949
51. Schenectady, Schenectady County; Median household income: $40,755
46. Troy, Rensselaer County; Median household income: $38,954
43. North Creek, Warren County; Median household income: $37,969
42. Whitehall, Washington County; Median household income: $37,931
37. Gloversville, Fulton County; Median household income: $35,044
26. Fort Plain, Montgomery County; Median household income: $31,364
25. Central Bridge, Schoharie County; Median household income: $31,346