Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

Thomas C. Frohlich

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50. Macon County, Alabama
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$200.96
> Household income per capita: $24,917
> Poverty rate: 32.8%
> Unemployment rate: 5.3%

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49. Early County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$201.30
> Household income per capita: $30,163
> Poverty rate: 25.7%
> Unemployment rate: 4.7%

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48. Fairfield County, South Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$201.99
> Household income per capita: $28,030
> Poverty rate: 19.6%
> Unemployment rate: 8.4%

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47. Rolette County, North Dakota
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$202.12
> Household income per capita: $22,565
> Poverty rate: 31.0%
> Unemployment rate: 8.0%

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46. Atlantic County, New Jersey
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$202.63
> Household income per capita: $38,869
> Poverty rate: 10.5%
> Unemployment rate: 4.8%