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Counties With the Worst Drug Problem in Every State

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31. Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 60.2 (county) 24.8 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 121 (county) 2,071 (state)
> Poverty rate: 23.4%
> Population 39,924

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32. Sullivan County, New York
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 19.9 (county) 15.1 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 77 (county) 11,896 (state)
> Poverty rate: 17.1%
> Population 75,818

33. Cherokee County, North Carolina
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 40.9 (county) 16.1 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 56 (county) 6,419 (state)
> Poverty rate: 19.5%
> Population 27,226

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34. Grand Forks County, North Dakota
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 6.6 (county) 7.6 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 22 (county) 226 (state)
> Poverty rate: 17.7%
> Population 69,793

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35. Brown County, Ohio
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 30.0 (county) 28.4 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 67 (county) 13,177 (state)
> Poverty rate: 16.7%
> Population 44,059

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