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

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Alabama: Greene County
> Poverty rate: 38.1% (Alabama: 16.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,140 (Alabama: 795,989)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 38.9% (Alabama: 14.0%)
> Median household income: $24,145 (Alabama: $50,536)

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Alaska: Kusilvak Census Area
> Poverty rate: 39.0% (Alaska: 10.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,195 (Alaska: 76,933)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 59.2% (Alaska: 10.5%)
> Median household income: $36,754 (Alaska: $77,640)

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Arizona: Apache County
> Poverty rate: 35.5% (Arizona: 15.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 24,963 (Arizona: 1,043,764)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 25.9% (Arizona: 11.1%)
> Median household income: $32,508 (Arizona: $58,945)

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Arkansas: Phillips County
> Poverty rate: 34.5% (Arkansas: 17.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 6,362 (Arkansas: 496,260)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 31.0% (Arkansas: 12.1%)
> Median household income: $29,320 (Arkansas: $47,597)

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California: Imperial County
> Poverty rate: 24.1% (California: 13.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 41,100 (California: 5,149,742)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 21.3% (California: 8.9%)
> Median household income: $47,622 (California: $75,235)