Special Report

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

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Colorado: Bent County
> Poverty rate: 29.5% (Colorado: 10.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,177 (Colorado: 565,873)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 29.9% (Colorado: 7.5%)
> Median household income: $30,900 (Colorado: $72,331)

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Connecticut: New Haven County
> Poverty rate: 11.7% (Connecticut: 9.9%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 97,553 (Connecticut: 344,146)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.8% (Connecticut: 11.9%)
> Median household income: $69,905 (Connecticut: $78,444)

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Delaware: Kent County
> Poverty rate: 13.5% (Delaware: 11.8%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 23,134 (Delaware: 109,400)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 15.8% (Delaware: 10.9%)
> Median household income: $60,910 (Delaware: $68,287)

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Florida: Hamilton County
> Poverty rate: 29.9% (Florida: 14.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,296 (Florida: 2,870,487)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.2% (Florida: 13.6%)
> Median household income: $38,569 (Florida: $55,660)

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Georgia: Clinch County
> Poverty rate: 40.2% (Georgia: 15.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,649 (Georgia: 1,528,558)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 18.4% (Georgia: 12.8%)
> Median household income: $27,658 (Georgia: $58,700)