Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

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40. Guilford County, North Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$205
> Population: 526,953
> Household income per capita: $41,339
> Poverty rate: 17.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.0%

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39. Terrell County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$205
> Population: 8,729
> Household income per capita: $26,851
> Poverty rate: 34.7%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.5%

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38. Crittenden County, Arkansas
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$206
> Population: 48,750
> Household income per capita: $27,744
> Poverty rate: 24.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.9%

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37. Gadsden County, Florida
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$208
> Population: 46,071
> Household income per capita: $25,763
> Poverty rate: 25.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.3%

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36. Sumter County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$208
> Population: 29,847
> Household income per capita: $28,432
> Poverty rate: 33.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.9%