Special Report

Counties With the Worst Drug Problem in Every State

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26. Hill County, Montana
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 24.9 (county) 14.3 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 20 (county) 589 (state)
> Poverty rate: 22.0%
> Population 16,529

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27. Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 12.0 (county) 7.4 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 22 (county) 562 (state)
> Poverty rate: 13.5%
> Population 36,599

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28. Nye County, Nevada
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 31.8 (county) 21.7 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 70 (county) 2,484 (state)
> Poverty rate: 17.2%
> Population 43,198

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29. Belknap County, New Hampshire
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 19.6 (county) 28.1 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 59 (county) 1,493 (state)
> Poverty rate: 10.3%
> Population 60,392

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30. Camden County, New Jersey
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 19.0 (county) 17.5 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 489 (county) 6,272 (state)
> Poverty rate: 13.3%
> Population 511,145

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