Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

Thomas C. Frohlich

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20. Big Horn County, Montana
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$230
> Population: 13,360
> Household income per capita: $20,646
> Poverty rate: 27.8%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 11.8%

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19. Roanoke city, Virginia (County)
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$233
> Population: 99,837
> Household income per capita: $34,745
> Poverty rate: 22.2%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.1%

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18. Dewey County, South Dakota
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$235
> Population: 5,835
> Household income per capita: $19,529
> Poverty rate: 27.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 8.9%

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17. Hinds County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$235
> Population: 239,497
> Household income per capita: $32,627
> Poverty rate: 25.5%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.2%

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16. Leflore County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$236
> Population: 29,223
> Household income per capita: $23,465
> Poverty rate: 40.4%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 7.5%