Special Report

The Poorest County in Every State

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6. Colorado: Otero County
> Median household income: $34,136 (state: $68,811)
> Poverty rate: 24.7% (state: 10.9%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 3.2% (state: 2.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 17.7% (state: 40.1%)
> Largest place in county: La Junta

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7. Connecticut: Windham County
> Median household income: $64,774 (state: $76,106)
> Poverty rate: 10.5% (state: 10.0%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 3.5% (state: 3.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 24.1% (state: 38.9%)
> Largest place in county: Willimantic

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8. Delaware: Kent County
> Median household income: $58,775 (state: $65,627)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% (state: 11.9%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 4.2% (state: 3.7%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.6% (state: 31.4%)
> Largest place in county: Dover

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9. Florida: DeSoto County
> Median household income: $35,057 (state: $53,267)
> Poverty rate: 28.5% (state: 14.8%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 3.3% (state: 3.2%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 11.4% (state: 29.2%)
> Largest place in county: Arcadia

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10. Georgia: Telfair County
> Median household income: $30,288 (state: $55,679)
> Poverty rate: 28.2% (state: 16.0%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 8.9% (state: 3.4%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 8.4% (state: 30.7%)
> Largest place in county: McRae

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