Special Report

The Counties Where the Most People Live Below the Poverty Line

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15. Presidio County, Texas
> Poverty rate: 39.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,717 — 1,097th lowest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 31.5% — 46th highest of 2,985 counties
> Median household income: $25,098 — 12th lowest of 2,985 counties

14. Kusilvak Census Area, Alaska
> Poverty rate: 39.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,195 — 1,244th lowest of 2,985 counties
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 59.2% — 1st highest of 2,985 counties
> Median household income: $36,754 — 227th lowest of 2,985 counties

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13. Clay County, Georgia
> Poverty rate: 39.5%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,144 — 449th lowest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 32.6% — 34th highest of 2,985 counties
> Median household income: $22,325 — 2nd lowest of 2,985 counties

12. Buffalo County, South Dakota
> Poverty rate: 39.7%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 794 — 296th lowest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 50.5% — 3rd highest of 2,985 counties
> Median household income: $34,808 — 157th lowest of 2,985 counties

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11. Clinch County, Georgia
> Poverty rate: 40.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,649 — 1,077th lowest of 2,985 counties
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 18.4% — 494th highest of 2,985 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $27,658 — 29th lowest of 2,985 counties

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