Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

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45. Hoke County, North Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$203
> Population: 54,116
> Household income per capita: $24,807
> Poverty rate: 22.9%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.8%

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44. East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$203
> Population: 446,268
> Household income per capita: $35,064
> Poverty rate: 19.5%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.8%

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43. Spalding County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$203
> Population: 65,380
> Household income per capita: $31,155
> Poverty rate: 23.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.6%

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42. Greene County, Alabama
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$204
> Population: 8,330
> Household income per capita: $27,644
> Poverty rate: 37.9%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 7.0%

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41. Baldwin County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$204
> Population: 44,906
> Household income per capita: $26,337
> Poverty rate: 29.7%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.1%