Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

Thomas C. Frohlich

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25. Bolivar County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$223
> Population: 31,945
> Household income per capita: $22,311
> Poverty rate: 37.8%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.0%

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24. Sunflower County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$228
> Population: 25,981
> Household income per capita: $18,895
> Poverty rate: 34.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 9.0%

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23. Allendale County, South Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$229
> Population: 9,002
> Household income per capita: $21,262
> Poverty rate: 29.7%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 8.3%

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22. Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$230
> Population: 14,125
> Household income per capita: $21,421
> Poverty rate: 28.2%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.0%

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21. Nome County, Alaska
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$230
> Population: 9,921
> Household income per capita: $29,589
> Poverty rate: 27.0%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 13.1%