Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

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15. Richmond city, Virginia (County)
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$240
> Population: 227,032
> Household income per capita: $35,536
> Poverty rate: 25.4%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.3%

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14. Clarke County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$242
> Population: 127,064
> Household income per capita: $26,220
> Poverty rate: 35.2%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.3%

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13. Claiborne County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$242
> Population: 8,950
> Household income per capita: $19,485
> Poverty rate: 41.2%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 8.7%

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12. Kusilvak County, Alaska
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$245
> Population: 8,202
> Household income per capita: $19,557
> Poverty rate: 36.0%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 0.0%

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11. McKinley County, New Mexico
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$248
> Population: 72,564
> Household income per capita: $19,744
> Poverty rate: 38.1%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 8.2%