Special Report

The Counties Where the Most People Live Below the Poverty Line

50. McDowell County, West Virginia
> Poverty rate: 33.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 5,704 — 1,173rd highest of 2,985 counties
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 34.6% — 22nd highest of 2,985 counties
> Median household income: $27,682 — 30th lowest of 2,985 counties

49. Knox County, Kentucky
> Poverty rate: 33.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 10,113 — 739th highest of 2,985 counties
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 31.2% — 47th highest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $30,181 — 57th lowest of 2,985 counties

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48. McCreary County, Kentucky
> Poverty rate: 33.4%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 5,330 — 1,225th highest of 2,985 counties
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 29.8% — 66th highest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $28,105 — 31st lowest of 2,985 counties

47. Turner County, Georgia
> Poverty rate: 33.6%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,558 — 1,057th lowest of 2,985 counties
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 25.1% — 145th highest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $37,039 — 238th lowest of 2,985 counties

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46. Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
> Poverty rate: 33.6%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 4,625 — 1,363rd highest of 2,985 counties
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 26.2% — 116th highest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $26,776 — 20th lowest of 2,985 counties

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