Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 18th of July 2018 to The Sounding Line.
The following interactive chart, from Data Overflow, shows the poverty rate for every county in the US (excluding unincorporated territories). The data comes from the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
(Use the slider at the bottom to navigate the map. Select counties or states for more details)
With a poverty rate of 53.9%, Oglala Lakota County, part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, is the poorest county in the US. The second poorest county is East Carrol Parish, Louisiana. At the other end of the spectrum, Robert County, Texas has the lowest poverty rate of any county in the US at just 1.8%.
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