Counties With the Worst Drug Problem in Every State

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21. Bristol County, Massachusetts
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 20.2 (county) 25.3 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 554 (county) 6,832 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.5%
> Population 554,868

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22. Macomb County, Michigan
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 25.2 (county) 22.4 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 1,056 (county) 8,877 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.0%
> Population 859,703

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23. Cass County, Minnesota
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 14.0 (county) 11.7 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 20 (county) 2,568 (state)
> Poverty rate: 15.9%
> Population 28,633

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24. Jackson County, Mississippi
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 27.3 (county) 12.0 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 189 (county) 1,431 (state)
> Poverty rate: 15.6%
> Population 140,850

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25. Pemiscot County, Missouri
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 38.0 (county) 19.2 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 35 (county) 4,664 (state)
> Poverty rate: 29.1%
> Population 17,599