Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

Thomas C. Frohlich

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30. St Louis city, Missouri (County)
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$216
> Population: 308,626
> Household income per capita: $30,072
> Poverty rate: 26.7%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.4%

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29. Genesee County, Michigan
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$217
> Population: 407,385
> Household income per capita: $38,963
> Poverty rate: 20.9%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.6%

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28. Washington County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$218
> Population: 46,221
> Household income per capita: $26,530
> Poverty rate: 34.9%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 7.3%

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27. Scotland County, North Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$219
> Population: 35,093
> Household income per capita: $29,071
> Poverty rate: 31.5%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 8.7%

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26. Oktibbeha County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$219
> Population: 49,799
> Household income per capita: $24,040
> Poverty rate: 32.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.5%