List of lowest-income counties in the United States

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This is a list of the lowest-income counties in the United States.

100 counties with lowest per capita income[edit]

100 lowest counties by per capita income

Number of counties by state in the 100 poorest counties: Texas, 17; Kentucky, 16; Mississippi, 14; South Dakota, 10; Louisiana, 5; Alabama, 4; Georgia, 4; Montana, 4; New Mexico, 4; North Dakota, 3; Arizona, 2; Idaho, 2; Nebraska, 2; Tennessee, 2; West Virginia, 2; Alaska, 1; Arkansas, 1; Colorado, 1; Florida, 1; Missouri, 1; Oklahoma, 1; South Carolina, 1; Utah, 1; Wisconsin, 1. Twenty-six states do not have any counties in the 100 poorest counties.

Rank County Per Capita
Income
1 Buffalo County, South Dakota $5,213
2 Shannon County, South Dakota $6,286
3 Starr County, Texas $7,069
4 Ziebach County, South Dakota $7,463
5 Todd County, South Dakota $7,714
6 Sioux County, North Dakota $7,731
7 Corson County, South Dakota $8,615
8 Wade Hampton, Alaska $8,717
9 Maverick County, Texas $8,758
10 Apache County, Arizona $8,986
11 Dewey County, South Dakota $9,251
12 Willacy County, Texas $9,421
13 Hudspeth County, Texas $9,549
14 Presidio County, Texas $9,558
15 East Carroll Parish, Louisiana $9,629
16 La Salle County, Texas $9,692
17 Jefferson County, Mississippi $9,709
18 Clay County, Kentucky $9,716
19 Dimmit County, Texas $9,765
20 McKinley County, New Mexico $9,872
21 McCreary County, Kentucky $9,896
22 Hidalgo County, Texas $9,899
23 Jackson County, South Dakota $9,981
24 Zavala County, Texas $10,034
25 Bennett County, South Dakota $10,106
26 Madison Parish, Louisiana $10,114
27 Bullock County, Alabama $10,163
28 McDowell County, West Virginia $10,174
29 San Juan County, Utah $10,229
30 Brooks County, Texas $10,234
31 Wolfe County, Kentucky $10,321
32 Mellette County, South Dakota $10,362
33 Leslie County, Kentucky $10,429
34 Zapata County, Texas $10,486
35 Hamilton County, Florida $10,562
36 Issaquena County, Mississippi $10,581
37 Bee County, Texas $10,625
38 Menominee County, Wisconsin $10,625
39 Martin County, Kentucky $10,650
40 Knox County, Kentucky $10,660
41 Holmes County, Mississippi $10,683
42 Magoffin County, Kentucky $10,685
43 Jackson County, Kentucky $10,711
44 Owsley County, Kentucky $10,742
45 Costilla County, Colorado $10,748
46 Tallahatchie County, Mississippi $10,749
47 Webb County, Texas $10,759
48 Big Horn County, Montana $10,792
49 Lake County, Tennessee $10,794
50 Reeves County, Texas $10,811
51 Quitman County, Mississippi $10,817
52 Wilkinson County, Mississippi $10,868
53 Rolette County, North Dakota $10,873
54 Wilcox County, Alabama $10,903
55 Hancock County, Georgia $10,916
56 Humphreys County, Mississippi $10,926
57 Perry County, Alabama $10,948
58 Thurston County, Nebraska $10,951
59 Madison County, Idaho $10,956
60 Cameron County, Texas $10,960
61 Lee County, Arkansas $10,983
62 Breathitt County, Kentucky $11,044
63 Clark County, Idaho $11,141
64 Adair County, Oklahoma $11,185
65 Luna County, New Mexico $11,218
66 Guadalupe County, New Mexico $11,241
67 Claiborne County, Mississippi $11,244
68 Allendale County, South Carolina $11,293
69 Knott County, Kentucky $11,297
70 Duval County, Texas $11,324
71 Roosevelt County, Montana $11,347
72 Sunflower County, Mississippi $11,365
73 Sharkey County, Mississippi $11,396
74 Menifee County, Kentucky $11,399
75 Evangeline Parish, Louisiana $11,432
76 Sumter County, Alabama $11,491
77 Calhoun County, West Virginia $11,491
78 Shannon County, Missouri $11,492
79 Culberson County, Texas $11,493
80 Charles Mix County, South Dakota $11,502
81 Benson County, North Dakota $11,509
82 Bell County, Kentucky $11,526
83 Harlan County, Kentucky $11,585
84 Glacier County, Montana $11,597
85 Navajo County, Arizona $11,609
86 Cibola County, New Mexico $11,731
87 Winn Parish, Louisiana $11,794
88 Randolph County, Georgia $11,809
89 Macon County, Georgia $11,820
90 Calhoun County, Georgia $11,839
91 Keya Paha County, Nebraska $11,860
92 Greene County, Mississippi $11,868
93 Wheatland County, Montana $11,954
94 Concordia Parish, Louisiana $11,966
95 Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi $11,974
96 Tunica County, Mississippi $11,978
97 Letcher County, Kentucky $11,984
98 Kemper County, Mississippi $11,985
99 Hancock County, Tennessee $11,986
100 Lawrence County, Kentucky $12,008

100 poorest counties by median household income[edit]

100 lowest counties by median household income

Number of counties by state in the 100 poorest counties: Kentucky, 29; Mississippi, 13; Texas, 10; Alabama, 7; Arkansas, 7; South Dakota, 6; West Virginia, 6; Louisiana, 5; Georgia, 3; Missouri, 3; Oklahoma, 3; Tennessee, 2; Colorado, 1; Hawai'i, 1; North Dakota, 1; New Mexico, 1; South Carolina, 1; Virginia, 1. Thirty-two states do not have any counties in the 100 poorest counties.

United States of America: $41,994

Rank County Median
Household
Income
1 Kalawao County, Hawai'i $66,250[1]
2 Buffalo County, South Dakota $12,692
3 Owsley County, Kentucky $15,805
4 Clay County, Kentucky $16,271
5 Starr County, Texas $16,504
6 Wilcox County, Alabama $16,646
7 Zavala County, Texas $16,844
8 McDowell County, West Virginia $16,931
9 Holmes County, Mississippi $17,235
10 Ziebach County, South Dakota $18,062
11 Martin County, Kentucky $18,279
12 Knox County, Kentucky $18,294
13 Jefferson County, Mississippi $18,447
14 Lee County, Kentucky $18,544
15 Leslie County, Kentucky $18,546
16 Brooks County, Texas $18,622
17 Harlan County, Kentucky $18,665
18 Sumter County, Alabama $18,911
19 Wilkinson County, Mississippi $18,929
20 Bell County, Kentucky $19,057
21 Breathitt County, Kentucky $19,155
22 Wolfe County, Kentucky $19,310
23 McCreary County, Kentucky $19,348
24 Magoffin County, Kentucky $19,421
25 Costilla County, Colorado $19,531
26 Clinton County, Kentucky $19,563
27 Hancock County, Tennessee $19,760
28 Tensas Parish, Louisiana $19,799
29 Greene County, Alabama $19,819
30 Presidio County, Texas $19,860
31 Issaquena County, Mississippi $19,936
32 Todd County, South Dakota $20,035
33 Jackson County, Kentucky $20,177
34 Perry County, Alabama $20,200
35 Knott County, Kentucky $20,373
36 Madison Parish, Louisiana $20,509
37 Lee County, Arkansas $20,510
38 Evangeline Parish, Louisiana $20,532
39 Humphreys County, Mississippi $20,566
40 Bullock County, Alabama $20,605
41 Quitman County, Mississippi $20,636
42 Corson County, South Dakota $20,654
43 East Carroll Parish, Louisiana $20,723
44 Luna County, New Mexico $20,784
45 Wayne County, Kentucky $20,863
46 Shannon County, Missouri $20,878
47 Allendale County, South Carolina $20,898
48 Shannon County, South Dakota $20,916
49 Elliott County, Kentucky $21,014
50 Hudspeth County, Texas $21,045
51 Webster County, West Virginia $21,055
52 Letcher County, Kentucky $21,110
53 Summers County, West Virginia $21,147
54 Floyd County, Kentucky $21,168
55 Macon County, Alabama $21,180
56 Maverick County, Texas $21,232
57 Mingo County, West Virginia $21,347
58 Searcy County, Arkansas $21,397
59 Clay County, Georgia $21,448
60 Leflore County, Mississippi $21,518
61 Cumberland County, Kentucky $21,572
62 Calhoun County, West Virginia $21,578
63 Casey County, Kentucky $21,580
64 Lawrence County, Kentucky $21,610
65 Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi $21,834
66 La Salle County, Texas $21,857
67 Morgan County, Kentucky $21,869
68 Pemiscot County, Missouri $21,911
69 Dimmit County, Texas $21,917
70 Lake County, Tennessee $21,995
71 Randolph County, Georgia $22,004
72 Chicot County, Arkansas $22,024
73 Hancock County, Georgia $22,033
74 Russell County, Kentucky $22,042
75 Menifee County, Kentucky $22,064
76 Whitley County, Kentucky $22,075
77 Perry County, Kentucky $22,089
78 Woodruff County, Arkansas $22,099
79 Conecuh County, Alabama $22,111
80 Willacy County, Texas $22,114
81 Clay County, West Virginia $22,120
82 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma $22,127
83 Lewis County, Kentucky $22,208
84 Stone County, Arkansas $22,209
85 Buchanan County, Virginia $22,213
86 Tallahatchie County, Mississippi $22,229
87 Phillips County, Arkansas $22,231
88 Sharkey County, Mississippi $22,285
89 Noxubee County, Mississippi $22,330
90 Coahoma County, Mississippi $22,338
91 Monroe County, Kentucky $22,356
92 Oregon County, Missouri $22,359
93 Harmon County, Oklahoma $22,365
94 McPherson County, South Dakota $22,380
95 Duval County, Texas $22,416
96 Sioux County, North Dakota $22,483
97 Catahoula Parish, Louisiana $22,528
98 Claiborne County, Mississippi $22,615
99 Hughes County, Oklahoma $22,621
100 Monroe County, Arkansas $22,632

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References[edit]

  • Statistics derived from U.S. Census Bureau data; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business; and DataQuick Information Systems, a public records database company located in La Jolla, San Diego, CA.