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Counties With the Lowest Child Poverty Rates

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15. Summit County, Utah
> Child poverty rate: 4.0%
> Median family income, households with children: $121,343 — 52nd highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 1.5% — 4th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 6.7% — 372nd lowest of 2,931 counties

14. Thomas County, Kansas
> Child poverty rate: 4.0%
> Median family income, households with children: $82,016 — 474th highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 12.2% — 552nd lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 3.6% — 21st lowest of 2,931 counties

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13. Kingsbury County, South Dakota
> Child poverty rate: 3.9%
> Median family income, households with children: $86,493 — 358th highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 4.0% — 40th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 5.3% — 140th lowest of 2,931 counties

12. Pembina County, North Dakota
> Child poverty rate: 3.8%
> Median family income, households with children: $75,234 — 763rd highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 9.7% — 324th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 6.3% — 279th lowest of 2,931 counties

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11. Holt County, Nebraska
> Child poverty rate: 3.7%
> Median family income, households with children: $70,033 — 1,028th highest of 2,924 counties
> Share of households with children receiving SNAP benefits: 8.2% — 220th lowest of 2,931 counties
> Households headed by single mothers: 5.3% — 137th lowest of 2,931 counties

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