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.

The county with the lowest per capita income in the 50 states and District of Columbia is Issaquena County, Mississippi, while the county-equivalent with the lowest per capita income (in the entire United States) is Manu'a District, American Samoa. The county with the lowest median household income in the 50 states and District of Columbia is Buffalo County, South Dakota, while the county-equivalent with the lowest median household income (in the entire United States) is Adjuntas Municipality, Puerto Rico.

50 counties with lowest per capita income (50 states and District of Columbia)[edit]

United States of America: $51,640

Rank County Per Capita
Income
(2017)
1 Issaquena County, MS $11,937
2 Wheeler County, GA $19,220
3 Crowley County, CO $19,443
4 Union County, FL $20,396
5 Telfair County, GA $20,748
6 Ziebach County, SD $20,764
7 Forest County, PA $21,795
8 Elliott County, KY $22,111
9 Stewart County, GA $22,508
10 Glades County, FL $22,617
11 Lake County, TN $23,175
12 Liberty County, FL $23,311
13 Buffalo County, SD $23,395
14 Oglala Lakota County, SD $23,848
15 DeSoto County, FL $24,040
16 Charlton County, GA $24,442
17 Calhoun County, GA $24,527
18 Lafayette County, FL $24,767
19 Johnson County, GA $24,786
20 Jackson County, SD $24,857
21 San Juan County, UT $24,905
22 McCreary County, KY $24,937
23 Starr County, TX $24,981
24 Quitman County, MS $24,999
25 Todd County, SD $25,032
26 Madison County, ID $25,132
27 Hamilton County, FL $25,192
28 Lincoln County, AR $25,489
29 Noble County, OH $25,592
30 Hidalgo County, TX $25,617
31 Bledsoe County, TN $25,705
32 Doddridge County, WV $25,807
33 Long County, GA $25,838
34 Wilcox County, GA $25,934
35 Calhoun County, FL $26,108
36 Lanier County, GA $26,116
37 Mississippi County, AR $26,139
38 Corson County, SD $26,327
39 Hickory County, MO $26,346
40 Bent County, CO $26,417
41 Frio County, TX $26,421
42 Hancock County, TN $26,422
43 Texas County, MO $26,425
44 Douglas County, MO $26,463
45 Dixie County, FL $26,467
46 Garza County, TX $26,482
47 Echols County, GA $26,673
48 Morgan County, KY $26,707
49 Webster County, WV $26,739
50 McKinley County, NM $26,837

20 counties with lowest per capita income (U.S. territories)[edit]

Note: This list excludes county-equivalents in the U.S. territories that have zero people, such as Rose Atoll

Rank County-equivalent Per Capita
Income
(2017)[1][note 1]
1 Manu’a District, AS $5,441
2 Maricao Municipality, PR $5,943
3 Eastern District, AS $6,191
4 Western District, AS $6,429
5 Comerio Municipality, PR $7,047
6 Adjuntas Municipality, PR $7,117
7 Las Marias Municipality, PR $7,154
8 Jayuya Municipality, PR $7,179
9 Guanica Municipality, PR $7,207
10 Lajas Municipality, PR $7,229
11 Orocovis Municipality, PR $7,326
12 Arroyo Municipality, PR $7,639
13 Barranquitas Municipality, PR $7,716
14 Florida Municipality, PR $7,837
15 Moca Municipality, PR $7,881
16 Corozal Municipality, PR $7,887
17 Peñuelas Municipality, PR $7,983
18 Ciales Municipality, PR $8,049
19 San Sebastian Municipality, PR $8,072
20 Yauco Municipality, PR $8,124

50 counties/parishes with lowest median household income (50 states and District of Columbia)[edit]

United States of America: $60,336

Rank County Median
Household
Income
(2017)
1 Buffalo County, SD $22,679
2 Holmes County, MS $24,783
3 Owsley County, KY $25,344
4 Leflore County, MS $25,569
5 Wilcox County, AL $25,700
6 Harlan County, KY $25,815
7 Clay County, KY $26,386
8 East Carroll Parish, LA $26,431
9 Humphreys County, MS $26,489
10 McDowell County, WV $26,491
11 Sumter County, AL $26,495
12 Perry County, AL $26,703
13 Quitman County, MS $26,740
14 Breathitt County, KY $27,372
15 Phillips County, AR $27,663
16 Jefferson County, MS $27,925
17 Tensas Parish, LA $27,959
18 Wilkinson County, MS $27,962
19 McCreary County, KY $28,024
20 Jefferson Davis County, MS $28,043
21 Issaquena County, MS $28,075
22 Magoffin County, KY $28,077
23 Lee County, KY $28,084
24 Brooks County, TX $28,106
25 Greene County, AL $28,108
26 Allendale County, SC $28,135
27 Bell County, KY $28,150
28 Starr County, TX $28,377
29 Claiborne County, MS $28,518
30 Knox County, KY $28,586
31 Lawrence County, KY $28,672
32 Sharkey County, MS $28,842
33 Zavala County, TX $28,867
34 Lee County, AR $28,875
35 Coahoma County, MS $28,921
36 Marion County, MS $28,967
37 Todd County, SD $29,046
38 Bullock County, AL $29,113
39 Clay County, GA $29,122
40 Shannon County, MO $29,152
41 Leslie County, KY $29,317
42 Wolfe County, KY $29,326
43 Madison Parish, LA $29,507
44 Quay County, NM $29,600
45 Clinton County, KY $29,641
46 Hancock County, TN $29,689
47 Sunflower County, MS $29,704
48 Presidio County, TX $29,761
49 Ziebach County, SD $29,985
50 Noxubee County, MS $30,130

20 counties with lowest median household income (U.S. territories)[edit]

Note: This list excludes county-equivalents in the U.S. territories that have zero people, such as Rose Atoll

Rank County-equivalent Median
Household
Income
(2017)[1]
1 Adjuntas Municipality, PR $11,680
2 Guanica Municipality, PR $12,653
3 Lares Municipality, PR $12,820
4 Moca Municipality, PR $13,413
5 Maricao Municipality, PR $13,462
6 Comerio Municipality, PR $13,523
7 Lajas Municipality, PR $13,896
8 San Sebastian Municipality, PR $14,275
9 Orocovis Municipality, PR $14,296
10 Las Marias Municipality, PR $14,404
11 Ciales Municipality, PR $14,432
12 Yauco Municipality, PR $14,451
13 Patillas Municipality, PR $14,512
14 Mayaguez Municipality, PR $14,642
15 Corozal Municipality, PR $14,752
16 Guayanilla Municipality, PR $14,988
17 San German Municipality, PR $15,036
18 Guayama Municipality, PR $15,296
19 Yabucoa Municipality, PR $15,586
20 Jayuya Municipality, PR $15,615


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_17_5YR_DP03&prodType=table
    https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DPAS_ASDP3&prodType=table
    American FactFinder. American Samoa. DP03 - Selected Economic characteristics. (And Puerto Rico 2013-2017 American Community Survey estimates). Retrieved July 1, 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ American Samoa data is from 2010.