List of lowest-income counties in the United States

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These are lists of the lowest-income counties in the United States, based on measures of per capita income and median household income.

50 counties/parishes with lowest per capita personal income[edit]

Two common measurements of the average annual income of individuals in the United States are: per capita income (PCI) and per capital personal income (PCPI). Per capita personal income is the more comprehensive of the two measures, and thus PCPI for an individual, county, or state will be higher than PCI.[1] The following table is a listing of counties by PCPI.

United States of America: $59,510

Rank County / Parish State Per capita
personal income
(2020)[2]
Notes
1
Wheeler County Georgia
$21,087
Location of Wheeler Correctional Facility
2
Telfair County Georgia
$22,644
Location of Telfair State Prison
and McRae Correctional Institution
3
Crowley County  Colorado
$23,751
Location of Crowley County Correctional Facility
4
Union County  Florida
$24,593
Location of Union Correctional Institution
5
Stewart County Georgia
$25,041
6
Lake County  Tennessee
$25,921
Location of Northwest Correctional Complex
7
Ziebach County South Dakota 
$26,103
County divided between Cheyenne River
and Standing Rock Indian reservations
8
Buffalo County  South Dakota
$26,748
Most of county lies within Crow Creek Indian Reservation
9
Hudspeth County  Texas
$26,835
10
Elliott County  Kentucky
$27,001
Location of Little Sandy Correctional Complex
11
Charlton County Georgia
$27,192
Location of D. Ray James Correctional Institution
12
DeSoto County  Florida
$27,863
Location of Desoto Annex state prison
13
Johnson County Georgia
$27,965
Location of Johnson State Prison
14
Glades County  Florida
$28,116
Location of Moore Haven Correctional Facility
15
Forest County  Pennsylvania
$28,271
Location of State Correctional Institution – Forest
16
Calhoun County Georgia
$28,426
Location of Calhoun State Prison
17
Todd County  South Dakota
$28,440
County lies entirely within Rosebud Indian Reservation
18
Liberty County  Florida
$28,496
Location of Liberty Correctional Institution
19
Zapata County  Texas
$28,981
20
Lincoln County  Arkansas
$29,008
Location of Cummins and Varner correctional prisons
21
Hamilton County  Florida
$29,383
Location of Hamilton Correctional Institution
22
Bledsoe County  Tennessee
$29,572
Location of Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
23
Oglala Lakota County   South Dakota
$29,721
County lies entirely within Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
24
Long County Georgia
$29,738
Location of Long State Prison
25
Wilcox County Georgia
$29,895
Location of Wilcox State Prison
26
Brantley County Georgia
$30,007
27
Lafayette County  Florida
$30,032
Location of Mayo Correctional Institution Annex
28
San Juan County  Utah
$30,198
29
Tattnall County Georgia
$30,222
Location of Georgia, Rogers, and Smith state prisons
30
Noble County  Ohio
$30,397
Location of Noble Correctional Institution
31
Dixie County  Florida
$30,651
Location of Cross City Correctional Institution
32
Jackson County  South Dakota
$30,705
Most of county lies within Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
33
Johnson County  Arkansas
$30,728
34
Madison County  Idaho
$30,838
35
St. Francis County  Arkansas
$30,903
Location of Federal Correctional Institution, Forrest City
36
McCreary County  Kentucky
$30,943
Location of United States Penitentiary, McCreary
37
Gilmer County  West Virginia
$31,020
Location of Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer
38
Lanier County Georgia
$31,021
39
Douglas County  Missouri
$31,031
40
Greene County  Mississippi
$31,102
Location of South Mississippi Correctional Institution
41
Hidalgo County  Texas
$31,153
42
Garza County  Texas
$31,223
Location of Giles W. Dalby Correctional Institution
43
Hancock County  Tennessee
$31,243
44
Hickory County  Missouri
$31,380
45
Corson County  South Dakota
$31,442
County lies entirely within Standing Rock Indian Reservation
46
Morgan County  Kentucky
$31,500
Location of Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex
47
Marion County Georgia
$31,621
48
Searcy County  Arkansas
$31,657
49
Willacy County  Texas
$31,710
50
Hardee County  Florida
$31,775
Location of Hardee Correctional Institution

50 counties/parishes with lowest median household income[edit]

United States of America: $67,340

Rank County / Parish State Median
household income
(2020)[3]
1
Buffalo County  South Dakota
$22,901
2
Owsley County  Kentucky
$25,997
3
McDowell County  West Virginia
$26,582
4
Clay County  Kentucky
$26,866
5
Catron County  New Mexico
$27,423
6
Taliaferro County Georgia
$28,004
7
Corson County  South Dakota
$29,860
8
Holmes County  Mississippi
$30,003
9
Coahoma County  Mississippi
$30,047
10
Bell County  Kentucky
$30,202
11
Martin County  Kentucky
$30,320
12
Humphreys County  Mississippi
$30,474
13
Lee County  Kentucky
$30,575
14
Harlan County  Kentucky
$30,745
15
Walthall County  Mississippi
$30,992
16
Quitman County  Mississippi
$31,077
17
Todd County  South Dakota
$31,256
18
McCreary County  Kentucky
$31,453
19
Knox County  Kentucky
$31,568
20
Ziebach County  South Dakota
$31,599
21
Wilcox County  Alabama
$31,909
22
Lake County  Tennessee
$32,163
23
Oglala Lakota County   South Dakota
$32,195
24
Sumter County  Alabama
$32,275
25
Magoffin County  Kentucky
$32,389
26
Lee County  Arkansas
$32,502
27
Issaquena County  Mississippi
$32,675
28
Jefferson County  Mississippi
$32,683
29
Allendale County  South Carolina
$32,701
30
East Carroll Parish  Louisiana
$32,813
31
Mingo County  West Virginia
$32,955
32
Hancock County  Tennessee
$33,109
33
Bullock County  Alabama
$33,124
34
Knott County  Kentucky
$33,253
35
Tensas Parish  Louisiana
$33,294
36
Brooks County  Texas
$33,513
37
Scotland County North Carolina 
$33,531
38
Greene County  Alabama
$33,609
39
Perry County  Alabama
$33,712
40
Wolfe County  Kentucky
$33,757
41
Searcy County  Arkansas
$33,814
42
Madison Parish  Louisiana
$33,841
43
Breathitt County  Kentucky
$33,852
44
Webster County  West Virginia
$34,396
45
Pemiscot County  Missouri
$34,498
46
Claiborne County  Mississippi
$34,551
47
Whitley County  Kentucky
$34,559
48
Dallas County  Arkansas
$34,649
49
Conecuh County  Alabama
$34,664
50
Leflore County  Mississippi
$34,818

20 territorial equivalents with lowest per capita income[edit]

Rank County-equivalent Territory Per capita
income
(2018 for PR)
[4][note 1]
1
Maricao Municipality  Puerto Rico
$5,974
2
Comerío Municipality  Puerto Rico
$6,903
3
Las Marías Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,098
4
Adjuntas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,126
5
Lajas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,233
6
Guanica Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,430
7
Jayuya Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,519
8
Corozal Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,619
9
Orocovis Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,889
10
Arroyo Municipality  Puerto Rico
$7,979
11
Barranquitas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,221
12
Yauco Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,339
13
Ciales Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,398
14
Peñuelas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,609
15
Utuado Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,639
16
Guayanilla Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,717
17
Lares Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,735
18
San Sebastián Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,739
19
Moca Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,806
20
Loíza Municipality  Puerto Rico
$8,809

20 territorial equivalents with lowest median household income[edit]

Rank County-equivalent Territory Median
household
income
(2018)[4]
1
Comerío Municipality  Puerto Rico
$12,812
2
Adjuntas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$12,902
3
Guanica Municipality  Puerto Rico
$13,242
4
Maricao Municipality  Puerto Rico
$13,262
5
Orocovis Municipality  Puerto Rico
$13,319
6
Las Marías Municipality  Puerto Rico
$13,435
7
Lajas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$13,747
8
Mayagüez Municipality  Puerto Rico
$14,120
9
Moca Municipality  Puerto Rico
$14,155
10
Lares Municipality  Puerto Rico
$14,540
11
San Sebastián Municipality  Puerto Rico
$14,812
12
Yauco Municipality  Puerto Rico
$14,954
13
Ciales Municipality  Puerto Rico
$15,071
14
Corozal Municipality  Puerto Rico
$15,088
15
Jayuya Municipality  Puerto Rico
$15,424
16
Vieques Municipality  Puerto Rico
$15,539
17
San Germán Municipality  Puerto Rico
$15,619
18
Patillas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$15,761
19
Barranquitas Municipality  Puerto Rico
$15,970
20
Yabucoa Municipality  Puerto Rico
$16,013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Per Capita Confusion for Counties". Indiana Business Research Center. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Personal Income by County and Metropolitan Area, 2020" (PDF). Bureau of Economic Advisors. November 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "SAIPE State and County Estimates for 2020". United States Census Bureau.
  4. ^ a b https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/sanjuanmunicipiopuertorico/DIS010218 U.S. Census Bureau. QuickFacts - Puerto Rico municipalities (municipios). 2014-2018 American Community Survey estimates. Retrieved July 4, 2020. [Note: URL link is San Juan's data. To see the data of a different municipio, use the search bar.]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Puerto Rico data is from 2018.