Special Report

The County in Every State Where the Most People Live Below the Poverty Line

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South Dakota: Todd County
> Poverty rate: 55.5% (South Dakota: 13.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 5,584 (South Dakota: 110,553)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 38.7% (South Dakota: 9.2%)
> Median household income: $24,331 (South Dakota: $58,275)

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Tennessee: Hancock County
> Poverty rate: 28.6% (Tennessee: 15.2%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,814 (Tennessee: 996,930)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.2% (Tennessee: 13.6%)
> Median household income: $30,136 (Tennessee: $53,320)

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Texas: Brooks County
> Poverty rate: 41.4% (Texas: 14.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,724 (Texas: 4,072,194)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 35.6% (Texas: 11.8%)
> Median household income: $28,333 (Texas: $61,874)

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Utah: San Juan County
> Poverty rate: 25.0% (Utah: 9.8%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,716 (Utah: 298,537)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.8% (Utah: 6.7%)
> Median household income: $45,394 (Utah: $71,621)

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Vermont: Windham County
> Poverty rate: 13.7% (Vermont: 10.9%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 5,626 (Vermont: 65,652)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 16.4% (Vermont: 11.3%)
> Median household income: $51,985 (Vermont: $61,973)