Special Report

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

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35. East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$210
> Population: 7,126
> Household income per capita: $18,062
> Poverty rate: 48.7%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 9.5%

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34. Robeson County, North Carolina
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$212
> Population: 132,606
> Household income per capita: $24,221
> Poverty rate: 30.8%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.9%

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33. Hancock County, Georgia
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$214
> Population: 8,561
> Household income per capita: $17,928
> Poverty rate: 31.4%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 7.5%

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32. Quitman County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$214
> Population: 7,269
> Household income per capita: $22,166
> Poverty rate: 37.8%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 8.6%

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31. Grenada County, Mississippi
> Avg. income loss per year of childhood residence: -$215
> Population: 21,087
> Household income per capita: $26,818
> Poverty rate: 24.1%
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.0%