Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

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50. Macon County, Alabama
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$201
> Population: 18,755
> Household income per capita: $24,917
> Poverty rate: 25.5%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.3%

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49. Early County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$201
> Population: 10,296
> Household income per capita: $30,163
> Poverty rate: 31.2%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.5%

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48. Fairfield County, South Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$202
> Population: 22,607
> Household income per capita: $28,030
> Poverty rate: 24.5%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 10.1%

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47. Rolette County, North Dakota
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$202
> Population: 14,531
> Household income per capita: $22,565
> Poverty rate: 31.6%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 10.7%

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46. Atlantic County, New Jersey
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$203
> Population: 269,918
> Household income per capita: $38,869
> Poverty rate: 15.5%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 7.7%