Special Report

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

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Montana: Glacier County
> Poverty rate: 31.0% (Montana: 13.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 4,159 (Montana: 134,605)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 20.9% (Montana: 9.2%)
> Median household income: $36,045 (Montana: $54,970)

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Nebraska: Thurston County
> Poverty rate: 25.5% (Nebraska: 11.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,813 (Nebraska: 206,579)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 21.1% (Nebraska: 8.3%)
> Median household income: $51,034 (Nebraska: $61,439)

Nevada: Mineral County
> Poverty rate: 19.8% (Nevada: 13.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 871 (Nevada: 384,690)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.6% (Nevada: 11.8%)
> Median household income: $35,806 (Nevada: $60,365)

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New Hampshire: Coos County
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (New Hampshire: 7.6%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,675 (New Hampshire: 98,682)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 13.2% (New Hampshire: 6.9%)
> Median household income: $47,117 (New Hampshire: $76,768)

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New Jersey: Cumberland County
> Poverty rate: 16.5% (New Jersey: 10.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 23,051 (New Jersey: 869,081)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 16.5% (New Jersey: 8.7%)
> Median household income: $54,149 (New Jersey: $82,545)