List of Appalachian Regional Commission counties

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Counties included within the Appalachian Regional Commission's charter.

The following list contains the 420 counties and eight independent cities that comprise the region of Appalachia as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The ARC was established by the United States federal government in 1965 to alleviate poverty in the Appalachian region, and currently monitors areas in 13 states.

The list shows the population of each county as of the 2000 U.S. Census; cities in Virginia, which are legally independent of counties, are included within the county with which they were historically associated. It also gives the following four variables:

  • 3-year average unemployment rate, based on data collected 2006-2008
  • Per capita market income, as of 2007
  • Poverty rate, showing what percentage of the county lives below the national poverty rate, as of 2000
  • Status, the ARC's economic status designation for the county, based on the three variables above. There are five possible designations:
    • Distressed — these counties have at least twice the national poverty rate and have a per capita market income 67% of the national average or a three-year average unemployment rate that is twice the national average.
    • At-Risk — these counties meet two of the following three criteria: 1) 3-year unemployment rate 125% of the national average, 2) per capita market income 67% or less of national average, or 3) poverty rate of 125% or more of the national average
    • Transitional — these counties are worse than the national average on at least one of the three indicators, but do not meet criteria for "At-Risk" or "Distressed"
    • Competitive — these counties have a three-year unemployment rate and poverty rate at least equal to the national average, and a per capita market income at least 80% of the national average
    • Attainment — these counties are at least equal to the national average on all three indicators.[1] To date, only six counties meet Attainment status, with five of them between Alabama and Georgia; the three that are in Georgia (Cherokee, Forsyth, and Gwinnett) are all part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The other county that has reached Attainment status, as of 2013, is in Virginia.

The national 3-year average unemployment rate for the United States was 5.0% in the period 2006-2008. The national per capita market income was $32,930 in 2007. The national poverty rate was 12.4% in 2000. The 3-year average unemployment rate for the Appalachian region in 2006-2008 was 5.2%. The region's per capita market income in 2007 was $24,360. The region's poverty rate was 13.6%.[1]

Alabama's Appalachian counties led all states' Appalachian counties in unemployment (3.8%) and per capita market income ($27,723). Georgia's Appalachian counties had the lowest average poverty rate (9.2%). Mississippi's Appalachian counties had the highest average unemployment rate at 7.9%, while Kentucky's Appalachian counties had the lowest average per capita market income ($15,690) and the highest average poverty rate (24.4%).[1]

Alabama[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Bibb 21,482 4.1% $16,886 20.6% At-Risk
Blount 56,436 3.2% $19,354 11.7% Transitional
Calhoun 112,903 4.0% $24,157 16.1% Transitional
Chambers 35,176 7.9% $18,062 17.0% At-Risk
Cherokee 24,863 4.2% $18,348 15.6% Transitional
Chilton 41,953 3.5% $20,677 15.7% Transitional
Clay 13,829 5.3% $18,756 17.1% Transitional
Cleburne 14,700 3.6% $20,854 13.9% Transitional
Colbert 54,766 4.6% $20,281 14.0% Transitional
Coosa 11,044 5.8% $16,394 14.9% At-Risk
Cullman 80,187 3.4% $21,038 13.0% Transitional
DeKalb 69,014 4.2% $19,191 15.4% Transitional
Elmore 75,688 3.5% $23,811 10.2% Transitional
Etowah 103,362 4.3% $21,004 15.7% Transitional
Fayette 18,005 4.7% $16,948 17.3% Transitional
Franklin 30,847 4.9% $18,647 18.9% Transitional
Hale 18,236 5.3% $15,762 26.9% Distressed
Jackson 53,745 4.5% $20,610 13.7% Transitional
Jefferson 656,700 3.9% $36,594 14.8% Competitive
Lamar 14,548 5.7% $16,420 16.1% At-Risk
Lauderdale 87,891 4.2% $22,186 14.4% Transitional
Lawrence 34,312 4.5% $21,003 15.3% Transitional
Limestone 72,446 3.4% $24,247 12.3% Transitional
Macon 22,594 5.3% $15,193 32.8% Distressed
Madison 304,307 3.1% $33,633 10.5% Attainment
Marion 30,165 5.2% $18,726 15.6% Transitional
Marshall 87,185 3.4% $22,546 14.7% Transitional
Morgan 115,237 3.7% $28,069 12.3% Transitional
Pickens 20,133 5.1% $18,275 24.9% At-Risk
Randolph 22,673 5.2% $16,850 17.0% At-Risk
Shelby 178,182 2.7% $40,595 6.3% Attainment
St. Clair 75,232 3.5% $24,383 12.1% Transitional
Talladega 80,271 5.2% $22,622 17.6% Transitional
Tallapoosa 41,010 5.2% $20,518 16.6% Transitional
Tuscaloosa 171,159 3.3% $28,044 17.0% Transitional
Walker 70,034 4.3% $21,039 16.5% Transitional
Winston 24,634 5.6% $17,041 17.1% At-Risk


Georgia[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Banks 14,422 3.6% $24,326 12.5% Transitional
Barrow 46,144 4.9% $22,217 8.3% Transitional
Bartow 76,019 5.7% $23,853 8.6% Transitional
Carroll 87,268 5.5% $21,980 13.7% Transitional
Catoosa 53,282 4.2% $22,313 9.4% Transitional
Chattooga 25,470 6.9% $14,526 14.3% At-Risk
Cherokee 141,903 4.2% $31,735 5.3% Attainment
Dade 15,154 4.7% $20,621 9.7% Transitional
Dawson 15,999 4.5% $28,243 7.6% Competitive
Douglas 92,174 5.4% $24,243 7.8% Transitional
Elbert 20,511 6.9% $18,837 17.3% At-Risk
Fannin 19,798 4.7% $18,775 12.4% Transitional
Floyd 90,565 5.2% $22,926 14.4% Transitional
Forsyth 98,407 3.8% $36,334 5.5% Attainment
Franklin 20,285 5.6% $19,603 13.9% Transitional
Gilmer 23,456 4.3% $20,037 12.5.% Transitional
Gordon 44,104 5.5% $20,958 9.9% Transitional
Gwinnett 757,104 4.6% $30,541 5.7% Attainment
Habersham 35,902 4.5% $20,006 12.2% Transitional
Hall 139,277 4.3% $25,437 12.4% Transitional
Haralson 25,690 5.3% $20,539 15.5% Transitional
Hart 22,997 7.2% $17,604 14.8% At-Risk
Heard 11,012 5.8% $18,112 13.6% Transitional
Jackson 41,589 4.8% $23,306 12.0% Transitional
Lumpkin 21,016 5.1% $22,870 13.2% Transitional
Madison 25,730 4.2% $21,761 11.6% Transitional
Murray 36,506 5.4% $19,292 12.7% Transitional
Paulding 81,678 4.7% $26,634 5.5% Competitive
Pickens 22,983 4.5% $28,622 9.2% Competitive
Polk 38,127 5.1% $17,089 15.5% Transitional
Rabun 15,050 5.9% $21,780 11.1% Transitional
Stephens 25,435 5.3% $20,484 15.1% Transitional
Towns 9,319 4.3% $22,737 11.8% Transitional
Union 17,289 4.4% $20,794 12.5% Transitional
Walker 61,053 5.1% $19,439 12.5% Transitional
White 19,944 4.2% $19,762 10.5% Transitional
Whitfield 83,525 5.5% $26,359 11.5% Transitional


Kentucky[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Adair 17,244 6.2% $14,883 24.0% Distressed
Bath 11,085 8.2% $15,055 21.9% Distressed
Bell 30,060 8.4% $12,161 31.1% Distressed
Boyd 49,752 5.6% $22,853 15.5% Transitional
Breathitt 16,100 7.3% $12,352 33.2% Distressed
Carter 26,889 7.8% $14,335 22.3% Distressed
Casey 15,447 6.3% $13,855 25.5% Distressed
Clark 33,144 5.6% $24,902 10.6% Transitional
Clay 24,556 10.5% $9,707 39.7% Distressed
Clinton 9,634 6.0% $13,747 25.8% Distressed
Cumberland 7,147 7.5% $11,281 23.8% Distressed
Edmonson 12,085 7.0% $16,301 18.4% At-Risk
Elliott 6,748 8.2% $9,977 25.9% Distressed
Estill 15,307 7.1% $12,647 26.4% Distressed
Fleming 13,792 6.8% $14,291 18.6% Distressed
Floyd 42,441 6.7% $14,809 30.3% Distressed
Garrard 14,792 6.1% $17,299 14.7% At-Risk
Green 11,518 6.6% $13,078 18.4% Distressed
Greenup 36,891 6.0% $21,230 14.1% Transitional
Harlan 33,202 8.8% $12,178 32.5% Distressed
Hart 17,445 6.2% $13,726 22.4% Distressed
Jackson 13,495 11.8% $9,090 30.2% Distressed
Johnson 23,445 6.6% $14,810 26.6% Distressed
Knott 17,649 7.0% $13,015 31.1% Distressed
Knox 31,795 7.2% $14,283 34.8% Distressed
Laurel 52,715 6.0% $17,343 21.3% At-Risk
Lawrence 15,569 8.4% $13,129 30.7% Distressed
Lee 7,916 7.2% $11,883 30.4% Distressed
Leslie 12,401 8.8% $11,428 32.7% Distressed
Letcher 25,277 7.4% $14,191 27.1% Distressed
Lewis 14,092 8.5% $10,770 28.5% Distressed
Madison 70,872 5.1% $19,835 16.8% Transitional
Magoffin 13,332 10.7% $11,415 36.6% Distressed
Martin 12,578 7.8% $12,930 37.0% Distressed
McCreary 17,080 9.8% $8,985 32.2% Distressed
Menifee 6,556 9.1% $10,459 29.6% Distressed
Metcalfe 10,037 6.1% $13,504 23.6% Distressed
Monroe 11,756 7.2% $13,023 23.4% Distressed
Montgomery 22,554 6.5% $19,075 15.2% Transitional
Morgan 13,948 9.2% $11,267 27.2% Distressed
Nicholas 6,813 6.9% $17,044 13.2% At-Risk
Owsley 4,858 8.7% $10,393 45.4% Distressed
Perry 29,390 7.0% $16,825 29.1% Distressed
Pike 68,736 6.0% $18,772 23.4% At-Risk
Powell 13,237 7.6% $14,404 23.5% Distressed
Pulaski 56,217 6.5% $17,883 19.1% At-Risk
Robertson 2,266 5.9% $13,959 22.2% Distressed
Rockcastle 16,582 7.0% $12,900 23.1% Distressed
Rowan 22,094 5.8% $16,183 21.3% At-Risk
Russell 16,315 6.8% $14,677 24.3% Distressed
Wayne 19,923 7.3% $13,111 29.4% Distressed
Whitley 35,865 6.7% $14,105 26.4% Distressed
Wolfe 7,065 9.9% $9,737 35.9% Distressed

Maryland[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Allegany 73,639 5.5% $18,482 14.8% Transitional
Garrett 29,846 4.7% $22,776 13.3% Transitional
Washington 143,748 4.8% $27,738 9.5% Transitional


Mississippi[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Alcorn 34,558 7.5% $17,453 16.6% At-Risk
Benton 8,026 10.1% $11,831 23.2% Distressed
Calhoun 15,069 8.6% $17,397 18.1% At-Risk
Chickasaw 19,440 10.2% $15,815 20.0% Distressed
Choctaw 9,758 7.9% $14,063 24.7% Distressed
Clay 21,979 13.2% $18,977 23.5% Distressed
Itawamba 22,770 7.4% $19,426 14.0% At-Risk
Kemper 10,453 8.2% $13,477 26.0% Distressed
Lee 75,755 6.5% $25,212 13.4% Transitional
Lowndes 61,586 7.5% $23,211 21.3% At-Risk
Marshall 34,993 8.0% $17,861 21.9% Distressed
Monroe 38,014 9.5% $18,602 17.2% At-Risk
Montgomery 12,189 9.2% $15,433 24.3% Distressed
Noxubee 12,548 12.6% $12,690 32.8% Distressed
Oktibbeha 42,902 6.4% $22,010 28.2% At-Risk
Panola 34,274 8.2% $16,610 25.3% Distressed
Pontotoc 26,726 6.9% $18,813 13.8% Transitional
Prentiss 25,556 7.8% $14,693 16.5% At-Risk
Tippah 20,826 8.1% $15,886 16.9% At-Risk
Tishomingo 19,163 8.2% $14,190 14.1% At-Risk
Union 25,362 6.5% $18,778 12.6% Transitional
Webster 10,294 8.6% $12,983 18.7% Distressed
Winston 20,160 7.2% $17,094 23.7% Distressed
Yalobusha 13,051 8.2% $15,125 21.8% Distressed


New York[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Allegany 49,927 5.8% $16,850 15.5% At-Risk
Broome 200,536 5.0% $24,199 12.8% Transitional
Cattaraugus 83,955 5.5% $21,285 13.7% Transitional
Chautauqua 136,409 4.9% $19,622 13.8% Transitional
Chemung 91,070 5.1% $22,513 13.0% Transitional
Chenango 51,401 5.5% $20,896 14.4% Transitional
Cortland 48,599 5.7% $21,134 15.5% Transitional
Delaware 48,055 4.9% $21,160 12.9% Transitional
Otsego 61,676 4.9% $21,819 14.9% Transitional
Schoharie 31,582 6.0% $23,145 11.4% Transitional
Schuyler 19,224 5.4% $21,042 11.8% Transitional
Steuben 98,726 5.6% $28,065 13.2% Transitional
Tioga 51,784 4.8% $24,885 8.4% Transitional
Tompkins 96,501 3.7% $26,007 17.6% Transitional

North Carolina[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Alexander 33,603 5.8% $22,866 8.5% Transitional
Alleghany 10,667 5.9% $18,382 17.2% At-Risk
Ashe 24,384 5.8% $18,759 13.5% Transitional
Avery 17,167 5.2% $18,131 15.3% Transitional
Buncombe 206,330 4.0% $27,032 11.4% Transitional
Burke 89,148 6.7% $21,216 10.7% Transitional
Caldwell 77,415 7.5% $20,559 10.7% Transitional
Cherokee 24,298 7.0% $14,637 15.3% At-Risk
Clay 8,775 4.8% $16,941 11.4% Transitional
Davie 34,835 5.1% $28,942 8.6% Competitive
Forsyth 306,067 4.9% $31,922 11.0% Competitive
Graham 7,993 8.2% $17,362 19.5% At-Risk
Haywood 54,033 4.6% $21,709 11.5% Transitional
Henderson 89,173 4.0% $26,449 9.7% Competitive
Jackson 33,121 4.2% $22,083 15.1% Transitional
Macon 29,811 4.8% $20,931 12.6% Transitional
Madison 19,635 4.6% $18,114 15.4% Transitional
McDowell 42,151 6.7% $17,929 11.6% Transitional
Mitchell 15,687 7.2% $16,171 13.8% At-Risk
Polk 18,324 4.0% $31,391 10.1% Competitive
Rutherford 62,889 7.5% $19,511 13.9% At-Risk
Stokes 44,711 4.9% $21,442 9.1% Transitional
Surry 71,219 6.2% $21,621 12.4% Transitional
Swain 12,968 6.6% $16,981 18.3% At-Risk
Transylvania 29,334 4.4% $23,938 9.5% Transitional
Watauga 42,695 3.9% $25,899 17.9% Transitional
Wilkes 65,632 6.2% $23,730 11.9% Transitional
Yadkin 36,348 4.8% $21,503 10.0% Transitional
Yancey 17,774 6.4% $15,555 15.8% At-Risk

Ohio[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Adams 27,330 8.2% $16,496 17.4% At-Risk
Ashtabula 102,728 7.2% $19,971 12.1% Transitional
Athens 62,223 6.2% $17,478 27.4% Distressed
Belmont 70,226 5.8% $19,613 14.6% Transitional
Brown 42,285 6.9% $21,053 11.6% Transitional
Carroll 28,836 6.6% $19,794 11.4% Transitional
Clermont 177,977 5.3% $30,139 7.1% Competitive
Columbiana 112,075 6.6% $19,460 11.5% Transitional
Coshocton 36,655 7.4% $20,338 9.1% Transitional
Gallia 31,069 6.3% $19,658 18.1% At-Risk
Guernsey 40,792 7.1% $17,783 16.0% At-Risk
Harrison 15,856 6.4% $17,481 13.3% Transitional
Highland 40,875 6.3% $20,528 11.8% Transitional
Hocking 28,241 6.7% $18,832 13.5% Transitional
Holmes 38,943 4.2% $20,215 12.9% Transitional
Jackson 32,641 7.9% $17,334 16.5% At-Risk
Jefferson 73,894 6.8% $19,858 15.1% Transitional
Lawrence 62,319 5.3% $17,249 18.9% At-Risk
Mahoning 257,555 6.6% $23,812 12.5% Transitional
Meigs 23,072 9.1% $15,102 19.8% Distressed
Monroe 15,180 9.2% $17,967 13.9% At-Risk
Morgan 14,897 9.6% $13,958 18.4% Distressed
Muskingum 84,585 7.8% $20,353 12.9% Transitional
Noble 14,058 7.6% $13,556 11.4% At-Risk
Perry 34,078 7.7% $16,446 11.8% At-Risk
Pike 27,695 9.4% $16,496 18.6% Distressed
Ross 73,345 7.0% $20,200 12.0% Transitional
Scioto 79,195 7.7% $17,028 19.3% At-Risk
Trumbull 225,116 6.6% $22,221 10.3% Transitional
Tuscarawas 90,914 5.5% $21,465 9.4% Transitional
Vinton 12,806 8.3% $14,116 20.0% Distressed
Washington 63,251 5.3% $22,660 11.4% Transitional


Pennsylvania[edit]

Although none of the counties in Pennsylvania have reached Attainment status, six of them have reached Competitive stats. Of the six, four of them (Allegheny, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland) are all part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, including the city of Pittsburgh. The area has been largely unaffected by the Great Recession and has seen economic growth due to recent activity in the Marcellus Formation.[2]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Allegheny 1,281,666 4.5% $38,941 11.2% Competitive
Armstrong 72,392 5.4% $23,449 11.7% Transitional
Beaver 181,412 4.9% $24,802 9.4% Transitional
Bedford 49,984 6.1% $19,888 10.3% Transitional
Blair 129,144 4.6% $22,536 12.6% Transitional
Bradford 62,761 4.9% $20,846 11.8% Transitional
Butler 174,083 4.3% $31,614 9.1% Competitive
Cambria 152,593 5.6% $20,382 12.5% Transitional
Cameron 5,974 7.1% $20,763 9.4% At-Risk
Carbon 58,802 6.0% $22,652 9.5% Transitional
Centre 135,758 3.8% $27,167 18.8% Transitional
Clarion 41,765 5.3% $21,823 15.4% Transitional
Clearfield 83,382 5.8% $19,425 12.5% Transitional
Clinton 37,914 5.7% $20,410 14.2% Transitional
Columbia 64,151 5.5% $23,425 13.1% Transitional
Crawford 90,366 5.3% $$19,880 12.8% Transitional
Elk 35,112 5.1% $23,904 7.0% Transitional
Erie 280,843 5.2% $23,536 12.0% Transitional
Fayette 148,644 6.2% $18,834 18.0% At-Risk
Forest 4,946 7.1% $11,982 16.4 Distressed
Fulton 14,261 6.0% $24,424 10.8% Transitional
Greene 40,672 5.5% $18,372 15.9% Transitional
Huntingdon 45,586 5.7% $18,905 11.3% Transitional
Indiana 89,605 5.0% $23,838 17.3% Transitional
Jefferson 45,932 5.0% $20,924 11.8% Transitional
Juniata 22,821 4.6% $22,939 9.5% Transitional
Lackawanna 213,295 5.2% $25,979 10.6% Transitional
Lawrence 213,295 5.6% $21,046 12.1% Transitional
Luzerne 319,250 5.5% $25,387 11.1% Transitional
Lycoming 120,044 5.3% $23,467 11.5% Transitional
McKean 45,936 5.5% $21,872 13.1% Transitional
Mercer 120,293 6.0% $21,615 11.5% Transitional
Mifflin 46,486 5.6% $19,262 12.5% Transitional
Monroe 138,687 5.4% $24,443 9.0% Transitional
Montour 18,236 4.2% $30,136 8.7% Competitive
Northumberland 94,556 5.6% $21,604 11.9% Transitional
Perry 43,602 4.4% $24,861 7.7% Competitive
Pike 46,302 5.9% $24,369 6.9% Transitional
Potter 18,080 6.8% $22,442 12.7% Transitional
Schuylkill 150,336 5.6% $20,922 9.5% Transitional
Snyder 37,546 4.9% $22,382 9.9% Transitional
Somerset 80,023 5.8% $19,564 11.8% Transitional
Sullivan 6,556 5.2% $18,285 14.5% Transitional
Susquehanna 42,238 4.9% $22,350 12.3% Transitional
Tioga 41,373 5.7% $17,936 13.5% Transitional
Union 41,624 5.5% $22,531 8.8% Transitional
Venango 57,565 5.3% $19,295 13.4% Transitional
Warren 43,863 5.0% $22,401 9.9% Transitional
Washington 202,897 4.9% $31,320 9.8% Competitive
Wayne 47,722 4.5% $21,725 11.3% Transitional
Westmoreland 369,993 4.9% $28,708 8.6% Competitive
Wyoming 28,080 5.5% $23,525 10.2% Transitional

South Carolina[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Anderson 165,740 6.4% $23,200 12.0% Transitional
Cherokee 52,327 7.9% $18,593 13.9% At-Risk
Greenville 395,357 5.2% $29,859 10.5% Transitional
Oconee 66,215 7.7% $24,991 10.8% Transitional
Pickens 110,757 5.7% $21,287 13.7% Transitional
Spartanburg 253,791 6.3% $23,290 12.3% Transitional


Tennessee[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Anderson 71,330 4.9% $24,362 13.1% Transitional
Bledsoe 12,367 6.9% $17,822 18.1% At-Risk
Blount 105,823 4.8% $23,668 9.7% Transitional
Bradley 87,965 5.3% $23,302 12.2% Transitional
Campbell 39,854 6.4% $16,281 22.8% At-Risk
Cannon 12,826 5.8% $20,820 12.8% Transitional
Carter 56,742 5.5% $17,213 16.9% At-Risk
Claiborne 29,862 6.1% $16,412 22.6% At-Risk
Clay 7,976 9.9% $14,569 19.1% Distressed
Cocke 33,565 7.4% $13,966 22.5% Distressed
Coffee 48,014 5.4% $22,855 14.3% Transitional
Cumberland 46,802 6.5% $19,101 14.7% Transitional
DeKalb 17,423 5.5% $19,913 17.0% Transitional
Fentress 16,625 7.5% $15,796 23.1% Distressed
Franklin 39,270 5.7% $19,803 13.2% Transitional
Grainger 20,659 6.4% $16,834 18.7% At-Risk
Greene 62,909 8.0% $20,980 14.5% At-Risk
Grundy 14,332 7.4% $14,565 25.8% Distressed
Hamblen 58,128 5.9% $20,876 14.4% Transitional
Hamilton 307,896 4.7% $30,637 12.1% Transitional
Hancock 6,780 7.0% $8,483 29.4% Distressed
Hawkins 53,563 5.7% $18,278 15.8% Transitional
Jackson 10,984 7.5% $16,768 18.1% At-Risk
Jefferson 44,294 6.0% $18,122 13.4% Transitional
Johnson 17,499 6.9% $13,306 22.6% Distressed
Knox 382,032 4.1% $30,203 12.6% Transitional
Lawrence 39,926 9.7% $15,553 14.6% Distressed
Lewis 11,367 8.2% $14,491 13.4% At-Risk
Loudon 39,086 4.7% $26,158 10.0% Transitional
Macon 20,386 7.1% $18,404 15.1% At-Risk
Marion 27,776 6.4% $21,265 14.1% Transitional
McMinn 49,015 6.6% $19,380 14.5% Transitional
Meigs 11,086 7.3% $17,364 18.3% At-Risk
Monroe 38,961 7.1% $18,065 15.5% At-Risk
Morgan 19,757 6.7% $15,247 16.0% At-Risk
Overton 20,118 7.7% $15,544 16.0% At-Risk
Pickett 4,945 9.2% $13,450 15.6% Distressed
Polk 16,050 6.2% $18,407 13.0% Transitional
Putnam 62,315 5.6% $21,302 16.4% Transitional
Rhea 28,400 6.7% $17,184 14.7% At-Risk
Roane 51,910 5.2% $22,544 13.9% Transitional
Scott 21,127 8.4% $13,259 20.2% Distressed
Sequatchie 11,370 5.7% $20,216 16.5% Transitional
Sevier 71,170 5.8% $24,619 10.7% Transitional
Smith 17,712 6.4% $21,478 12.2% Transitional
Sullivan 153,048 4.6% $24,950 12.9% Transitional
Unicoi 17,667 6.3% $19,159 13.1% Transitional
Union 17,808 5.2% $16,120 19.6% At-Risk
Van Buren 5,508 7.4% $17,427 15.2% At-Risk
Warren 38,276 7.9% $18,252 16.6% At-Risk
Washington 107,198 4.7% $24,163 13.9% Transitional
White 23,102 7.9% $14,964 14.3% At-Risk

Virginia[edit]

In Virginia, all municipalities incorporated as "cities" are legally separate from the counties in which they are located. As of the 2000 Census, nine cities were part of the federally designated Appalachia region. This number was reduced to eight in 2001, when Clifton Forge relinquished its city charter and reincorporated as a town within Alleghany County.

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Alleghany (includes Covington) 23,518 5.3% $19,773 10.9% Transitional
Bath 5,048 3.4% $27,394 7.8% Competitive
Bland 6,871 4.1% $18,181 12.4% Transitional
Botetourt 30,496 2.8% $32,851 5.2% Attainment
Buchanan 26,978 4.9% $16,141 23.2% At-Risk
Carroll (includes Galax) 36,082 5.8% $17,632 13.6% Transitional
Craig 5,091 3.7% $22,296 10.3% Transitional
Dickenson 16,395 5.3% $13,488 21.3% Distressed
Floyd 13,874 3.7% $19,624 11.7% Transitional
Giles 16,657 4.5% $18,676 9.5% Transitional
Grayson 17,917 5.7% $15,731 13.6% At-Risk
Henry (includes Martinsville) 73,346 6.7% $19,704 13.2% Transitional
Highland 2,536 3.9% $21,944 12.6% Transitional
Lee 23,589 4.5% $15,453 23.9% At-Risk
Montgomery (includes Radford) 99,488 3.6% $21,518 24.5% Transitional
Patrick 19,407 5.0% $15,586 13.4% Transitional
Pulaski 35,127 5.3% $22,219 13.1% Transitional
Rockbridge (includes Buena Vista and Lexington) 34,024 3.7% $23,660 11.5% Transitional
Russell 30,308 5.6% $14,880 16.3% At-Risk
Scott 23,403 5.0% $16,840 16.8% At-Risk
Smyth 33,081 5.4% $18,124 13.3% Transitional
Tazewell 44,598 4.3% $20,178 15.3% Transitional
Washington (includes Bristol) 68,470 4.7% $22,965 12.3% Transitional
Wise (includes Norton) 44,027 4.3% $17,565 20.2% At-Risk
Wythe 27,599 4.6% $19,547 11.0% Transitional

West Virginia[edit]

County Population Unemployment Rate Market Income
Per Capita
Poverty Rate Status
Barbour 15,557 5.1% $15,596 22.6% Distressed
Berkeley 75,905 4.2% $24,517 11.5% Transitional
Boone 25,535 4.2% $16,406 22.0% At-Risk
Braxton 14,702 5.1% $14,237 22.0% At-Risk
Brooke 25,447 6.0% $20,611 11.7% Transitional
Cabell 96,784 4.0% $22,692 19.2% Transitional
Calhoun 7,582 6.7% $12,250 25.1% Distressed
Clay 10,330 6.4% $12,221 27.5% Distressed
Doddridge 7,403 4.8% $16,250 19.8% At-Risk
Fayette 47,579 5.0% $15,463 21.7% At-Risk
Gilmer 7,160 4.0% $16,822 25.9% At-Risk
Grant 11,299 5.2% $19,850 16.3% Transitional
Greenbrier 34,453 5.6% $20,060 18.2% Transitional
Hampshire 20,203 3.8% $17,146 16.3% Transitional
Hancock 32,667 6.1% $20,434 11.1% Transitional
Hardy 12,669 4.0% $19,041 13.1% Transitional
Harrison 68,652 4.1% $25,006 17.2% Transitional
Jackson 28,000 4.8% $18,265 15.2% Transitional
Jefferson 42,190 3.3% $31,215 10.3% Competitive
Kanawha 200,073 3.8% $30,926 14.4% Transitional
Lewis 16,919 4.6% $19,631 19.9% Transitional
Lincoln 22,108 5.2% $14,423 27.9% Distressed
Logan 37,710 4.5% $16,900 24.1% At-Risk
Marion 56,598 3.9% $22,515 16.3% Transitional
Marshall 35,519 5.1% $21,293 16.6% Transitional
Mason 25,957 6.7% $16,435 19.9% At-Risk
McDowell 27,329 6.7% $10,199 37.7% Distressed
Mercer 62,980 4.2% $18,191 19.7% Transitional
Mineral 27,078 4.6% $19,279 14.7% Transitional
Mingo 28,253 4.9% $15,964 29.7% Distressed
Monongalia 81,866 3.0% $27,791 22.8% Transitional
Monroe 14,583 4.6% $15,380 16.2% At-Risk
Morgan 14,943 4.7% $26,818 10.4% Transitional
Nicholas 26,562 4.7% $17,905 19.2% At-Risk
Ohio 47,427 4.2% $27,798 15.8% Transitional
Pendleton 8,196 3.9% $20,271 11.4% Transitional
Pleasants 7,514 5.5% $20,858 13.7% Transitional
Pocahontas 9,131 7.1% $16,708 17.1% At-Risk
Preston 29,334 4.0% $18,942 18.3% Transitional
Putnam 51,589 3.5% $28,040 9.3% Competitive
Raleigh 79,220 4.1% $21,313 18.5% Transitional
Randolph 28,262 5.0% $19,628 18.0% Transitional
Ritchie 10,343 5.0% $18,308 19.1% At-Risk
Roane 15,446 6.1% $14,434 22.6% Distressed
Summers 12,999 5.5% $11,980 24.4% Distressed
Taylor 16,089 4.6% $16,815 20.3% At-Risk
Tucker 7,321 5.9% $17,487 18.1% At-Risk
Tyler 9,592 6.2% $15,851 16.6% At-Risk
Upshur 23,404 4.2% $17,987 20.0% At-Risk
Wayne 42,903 4.7% $18,768 19.6% Transitional
Webster 9,719 5.4% $12,789 31.8% Distressed
Wetzel 17,693 7.1% $18,909 19.8% At-Risk
Wirt 5,873 5.7% $12,895 19.6% Distressed
Wood 87,986 4.6% $22,189 13.9% Transitional
Wyoming 25,708 5.2% $15,336 25.1% Distressed

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