Special Report

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

Source: BriYYZ / Flickr

New Mexico: McKinley County
> Poverty rate: 34.8% (New Mexico: 19.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 24,982 (New Mexico: 392,065)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 26.2% (New Mexico: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $33,834 (New Mexico: $49,754)

Source: Deberarr / iStock

New York: Bronx County
> Poverty rate: 28.0% (New York: 14.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 392,172 (New York: 2,681,277)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 35.7% (New York: 14.7%)
> Median household income: $40,088 (New York: $68,486)

North Carolina: Robeson County
> Poverty rate: 27.7% (North Carolina: 14.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 35,706 (North Carolina: 1,467,591)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 28.4% (North Carolina: 12.6%)
> Median household income: $34,976 (North Carolina: $54,602)

North Dakota: Sioux County
> Poverty rate: 38.2% (North Dakota: 10.7%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,641 (North Dakota: 78,198)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 23.7% (North Dakota: 6.7%)
> Median household income: $38,939 (North Dakota: $64,894)

Ohio: Scioto County
> Poverty rate: 22.6% (Ohio: 14.0%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 16,330 (Ohio: 1,588,343)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 28.4% (Ohio: 13.1%)
> Median household income: $41,330 (Ohio: $56,602)