Special Report

Counties With the Worst Drug Problem in Every State

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36. Pawnee County, Oklahoma
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 36.2 (county) 20.6 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 30 (county) 3,200 (state)
> Poverty rate: 14.6%
> Population 16,444

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37. Baker County, Oregon
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 24.8 (county) 15.1 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 20 (county) 2,422 (state)
> Poverty rate: 15.1%
> Population 16,030

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38. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 25.2 (county) 26.4 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 1,910 (county) 13,492 (state)
> Poverty rate: 25.9%
> Population 1,559,938

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39. Kent County, Rhode Island
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 18.5 (county) 27.3 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 154 (county) 1,153 (state)
> Poverty rate: 8.2%
> Population 164,886

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40. Oconee County, South Carolina
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 26.4 (county) 15.9 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2012-16: 97 (county) 3,094 (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.5%
> Population 75,375

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