Counties With the Worst Drug Problem in Every State

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6. Denver County, Colorado
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 27.0 (county) 16.9 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 797 (county) 3,647 (state)
> Poverty rate: 16.4%
> Population 663,303

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7. New Haven County, Connecticut
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 14.4 (county) 21.3 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 618 (county) 3,063 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.8%
> Population 860,874

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8. Sussex County, Delaware
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 16.1 (county) 23.1 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 156 (county) 870 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.9%
> Population 211,224

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9. Pasco County, Florida
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 34.1 (county) 17.1 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 788 (county) 13,747 (state)
> Poverty rate: 13.6%
> Population 488,310

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10. Haralson County, Georgia
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 34.9 (county) 12.9 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 50 (county) 5,259 (state)
> Poverty rate: 20.3%
> Population 28,667