Special Report

Counties With the Worst Drug Problem in Every State

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46. Dickenson County, Virginia
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 51.5 (county) 13.2 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 41 (county) 4,406 (state)
> Poverty rate: 21.5%
> Population 15,304

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47. Pacific County, Washington
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 27.5 (county) 15.8 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 29 (county) 4,501 (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.7%
> Population 20,743

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48. McDowell County, West Virginia
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 88.9 (county) 39.2 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 99 (county) 2,891 (state)
> Poverty rate: 37.6%
> Population 20,273

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49. Vilas County, Wisconsin
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 23.1 (county) 16.2 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 25 (county) 3,745 (state)
> Poverty rate: 14.7%
> Population 21,373

50. Uinta County, Wyoming
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 22.1 (county) 17.7 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 23 (county) 413 (state)
> Poverty rate: 16.8%
> Population 20,893

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