Tue Feb 21, 2012, 08:22 AM
liberal N proud (56,501 posts)
10 of the 15 poorest counties in the country are Red States
The poorest counties in America
No. 15: Wilcox County, Ala.
No. 14: Maverick County, Texas
No. 13: Owsley County, Ky.
No. 12: East Carroll Parish, La.
No. 11: Lake County, Tenn.
No. 10: Allendale County, S.C.
No. 9: Corson County, S.D.
No. 8: Holmes County, Miss.
No. 7: Sioux County, N.D.
No. 5 (tie): Washington County, Miss.
No. 5 (tie): Humphreys County, Miss.
No. 4: Issaquena County, Miss
No. 3: Shannon County, S.D.
No. 2: Todd County, S.D.
No. 1: Ziebach County, S.D.
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Response to newfie11 (Reply #1)
Tue Feb 21, 2012, 09:03 AM
Tansy_Gold (15,587 posts)
5. Sioux County ND and Corson County SD are adjacent
to each other across the state line.
Sioux County, 85% Native American
Corson County, 60% Native American
Response to liberal N proud (Original post)
Tue Feb 21, 2012, 08:55 AM
raccoon (25,250 posts)
4. I'm surprised it was Allendale for SC...thought it would be Williamsburg.
Lots of counties in SC are basically feudal societies too. You don't have much of a middle class.
Response to raccoon (Reply #4)
Tue Feb 21, 2012, 09:13 AM
izquierdista (11,689 posts)
6. Allendale is the third world
All the Gullah people kicked inland to make way for beach developments like Kiawah. I'm surprised Georgia doesn't have any on the list. There's a whole batch of counties in Middle Georgia where the poverty rate is double the national average or more.