Special Report

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

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Kansas: Crawford County
> Poverty rate: 20.3% (Kansas: 12.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 7,513 (Kansas: 337,739)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.8% (Kansas: 7.5%)
> Median household income: $41,004 (Kansas: $59,597)

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Kentucky: Leslie County
> Poverty rate: 38.0% (Kentucky: 17.3%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,680 (Kentucky: 747,010)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 25.6% (Kentucky: 14.0%)
> Median household income: $31,627 (Kentucky: $50,589)

Louisiana: East Carroll Parish
> Poverty rate: 44.6% (Louisiana: 19.2%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,972 (Louisiana: 871,467)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.5% (Louisiana: 15.4%)
> Median household income: $22,346 (Louisiana: $49,469)

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Maine: Somerset County
> Poverty rate: 20.4% (Maine: 11.8%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 10,114 (Maine: 153,131)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.8% (Maine: 13.5%)
> Median household income: $44,256 (Maine: $57,918)

Maryland: Somerset County
> Poverty rate: 21.7% (Maryland: 9.2%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 4,244 (Maryland: 539,991)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 24.4% (Maryland: 10.2%)
> Median household income: $37,803 (Maryland: $84,805)