Oct 8 2013

 

 

 

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What is the poorest section of your state? You might be surprised that it is not always in urban areas but often in rural areas. MainStreet.com has conducted the research and here are the poorest county in every state in America.

The poorest county is in South Dakota with a rate of over 50%! Six states had counties with a rate of over 40% . Ten Counties had rates below 20%. The lowest in the nation was in Delaware with 13.9%.

The site lists the state, county and the poverty rate.

Alabama: Wilcox (39.6%)

Alaska: Wade Hampton (34.1%)

Arizona: Apache (34.5%)

Arkansas: Lee (37.5%)

California: Fresno (26.8%)

Colorado: Crowley (34.7%)

Connecticut: Windham (11.8%)

Delaware: Sussex (13.9%)

Florida: DeSoto (32.4%)

Georgia: Stewart (38.1%)

Hawaii: Hawaii (18.3%)

Idaho: Madison (28.4%)

Illinois: Alexander (31.1%)

Indiana: Monroe (24.3%)

Iowa: Decatur (19.1%)

Kansas: Wyandotte (23.9%)

Kentucky: Owsley (40.1%)

Louisiana: East Carroll Parish (40.3%)

Maine: Washington (19.4%)

Maryland: Baltimore City (24.7%)

Massachusetts: Suffolk (22.6%)

Michigan: Isabella (32.5%)

Minnesota: Mahnomen (22.1%)

Mississippi: Issaquena (43.3%)

Missouri: Pemiscot (31.3%)

Montana: Glacier (28.8%)

Nebraska: Thurston (26.1%)

Nevada: Nye (18.7%)

New Hampshire: Coos (14.3%)

New Jersey: Cumberland (17%)

New Mexico: McKinley (32.6%)

New York: Bronx (30%)

North Carolina: Robeson (31.5%)

North Dakota: Sioux (41.3%)

Ohio: Pike (26.3%)

Oklahoma: Okfuskee (27.3%)

Oregon: Malheur (39.5%)

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia (26.4%)

Rhode Island Providence (17.5%)

South Carolina: Allendale (40.4%)

South Dakota: Ziebach (50.1%)

Tennessee: Lake (40.4%)

Texas: Maverick (39.9%)

Utah: San Juan (25.2%)

Vermont: Essex (17.2%)

Virginia: Harrisonburg City (30.1%)

Washington: Whitman (24.4%)

West Virginia: McDowell (33.6%)

Wisconsin: Menominee (29.8%)

Wyoming: Albany (20.7%)