Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

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5. Forsyth County, North Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$286
> Population: 376,320
> Household income per capita: $41,647
> Poverty rate: 19.5%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.5%

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4. Menominee County, Wisconsin
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$313
> Population: 4,615
> Household income per capita: $21,942
> Poverty rate: 33.1%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.5%

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3. Sioux County, North Dakota
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$318
> Population: 4,376
> Household income per capita: $16,103
> Poverty rate: 38.0%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.5%

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2. Todd County, South Dakota
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$441
> Population: 10,065
> Household income per capita: $16,641
> Poverty rate: 47.1%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.8%

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1. Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$484
> Population: 14,354
> Household income per capita: $13,647
> Poverty rate: 53.9%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: N/A