Where poverty is increasing nationwide
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County or city
(with at least 60,000 pop.)
Population
2012
Poverty
rate
2010
Poverty
rate
2011
Poverty
rate
2012
Percentage
point
change,
2010-12
Ranked
by change
(out of 807)
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Cascade County, Montana79,86211.9%15.7%19.9%8.1%1
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Nash County, North Carolina92,85914.1%20.4%21.7%7.6%2
4
Oconee County, South Carolina74,04911.9%21.5%19.1%7.2%3
5
Columbia County, Florida63,44917.3%22.1%24.3%7.0%4
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McKinley County, New Mexico72,36333.4%32.7%39.8%6.3%5
7
Catawba County, North Carolina151,56513.4%13.5%19.7%6.3%6
8
Clayton County, Georgia260,97623.2%25.4%29.5%6.3%7
9
York County, Virginia65,0294.3%4.6%10.6%6.3%8
10
Henderson County, Texas77,89918.6%13.5%24.8%6.2%9
11
Paulding County, Georgia143,7218.2%15.6%14.4%6.2%10
12
Barrow County, Georgia69,96110.1%18.4%16.1%6.0%11
13
Natrona County, Wyoming76,4466.8%11.2%12.8%6.0%12
14
Peoria County, Illinois182,53014.3%18.7%20.3%6.0%13
15
Richland County, Ohio114,89612.9%17.0%18.9%6.0%14
16
Ashtabula County, Ohio96,15714.9%21.2%20.9%6.0%15
17
Floyd County, Georgia92,23617.9%19.7%23.9%6.0%16
18
Tulare County, California444,18624.5%25.7%30.4%6.0%17
19
Harrison County, West Virginia68,37217.1%17.2%22.9%5.9%18
20
Hancock County, Ohio73,82512.4%15.5%18.2%5.9%19
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Cole County, Missouri71,52610.6%12.3%16.4%5.8%20
22
Ingham County, Michigan262,75020.6%22.8%26.4%5.8%21
23
Maury County, Tennessee80,90013.4%17.6%19.1%5.8%22
24
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana237,3427.8%11.6%13.6%5.8%23
25
Coryell County, Texas64,1789.3%12.4%15.0%5.8%24
26
Hinds County, Mississippi240,39921.8%25.7%27.6%5.7%25
27
St. Clair County, Alabama82,81411.0%20.2%16.8%5.7%26
28
Portage County, Wisconsin66,75710.7%16.2%16.4%5.7%27
29
Livingston Parish, Louisiana129,22212.3%13.0%17.7%5.4%28
30
Twin Falls County, Idaho76,99613.5%17.5%18.9%5.4%29
31
Hampton city, Virginia132,06611.8%15.6%17.1%5.2%30
32
Wayne County, North Carolina121,37219.7%23.4%24.9%5.1%31
33
Newport County, Rhode Island79,0205.8%10.0%10.9%5.1%32
34
Forsyth County, North Carolina348,33116.4%18.9%21.5%5.1%33
35
Macon County, Illinois106,87218.3%13.9%23.3%5.1%34
36
Martin County, Florida145,61810.0%11.8%15.0%5.0%35
37
Humboldt County, California131,70817.7%21.7%22.6%4.9%36
38
Norfolk city, Virginia220,45916.4%18.8%21.2%4.9%37
39
Yamhill County, Oregon94,98115.0%13.6%19.9%4.9%38
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Rockland County, New York312,72610.9%14.1%15.7%4.9%39
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Anderson County, Tennessee74,24315.2%15.9%20.0%4.8%40
42
Nassau County, Florida72,87710.7%10.5%15.5%4.8%41
43
Chautauqua County, New York127,71517.1%20.2%21.9%4.7%42
44
Benton County, Arkansas229,2199.4%12.0%14.2%4.7%43
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Walker County, Georgia66,24915.8%16.7%20.5%4.7%44
46
Laurens County, South Carolina63,94817.6%24.5%22.3%4.7%45
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Rockdale County, Georgia84,99413.5%13.5%18.1%4.7%46
48
Lake County, California63,14222.0%24.8%26.6%4.6%47
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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania225,1276.8%7.6%11.4%4.6%48
50
Henry County, Georgia207,22010.5%17.0%15.1%4.6%49
51
Josephine County, Oregon82,09717.3%20.0%21.9%4.5%50
52
Van Buren County, Michigan74,92214.8%24.6%19.3%4.5%51
53
Charles County, Maryland149,2675.1%7.7%9.7%4.5%52
54
White County, Arkansas75,02516.4%18.6%20.9%4.5%53
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Putnam County, Tennessee70,27222.0%25.2%26.5%4.5%54
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Douglas County, Kansas103,37916.5%16.6%21.0%4.5%55
57
Buchanan County, Missouri85,79015.5%17.7%20.0%4.5%56
58
Kaufman County, Texas105,27811.4%12.2%15.8%4.4%57
59
Houston County, Georgia144,51314.3%13.9%18.6%4.3%58
60
Franklin County, Pennsylvania149,3249.2%10.3%13.5%4.3%59
61
St. Clair County, Illinois265,06515.5%19.4%19.7%4.2%60
62
Hernando County, Florida171,06414.8%16.6%19.0%4.2%61
63
Lauderdale County, Alabama90,87017.7%14.9%21.9%4.2%62
64
Marquette County, Michigan63,40113.8%19.6%18.0%4.2%63
65
Cattaraugus County, New York77,12214.5%19.5%18.7%4.1%64
66
Union County, North Carolina205,3227.8%10.0%11.8%4.0%65
67
Kennebec County, Maine118,40811.0%12.0%15.0%4.0%66
68
Mohave County, Arizona188,31817.7%21.7%21.7%4.0%67
69
Osceola County, Florida284,33415.9%15.0%19.9%4.0%68
70
Midland County, Michigan82,29210.4%14.0%14.3%3.9%69
71
McLean County, Illinois163,41211.8%15.9%15.7%3.9%70
72
Randall County, Texas122,7899.0%9.8%12.9%3.9%71
73
Douglas County, Georgia132,50911.6%17.4%15.5%3.9%72
74
Sarpy County, Nebraska163,5835.6%7.0%9.4%3.8%73
75
Chesapeake city, Virginia220,5667.0%8.6%10.7%3.7%74
76
Wood County, West Virginia84,30014.5%17.8%18.2%3.7%75
77
Bartow County, Georgia99,68512.7%21.4%16.4%3.7%76
78
Berrien County, Michigan151,40316.8%17.0%20.5%3.7%77
79
Orange County, Texas82,18414.0%15.7%17.6%3.7%78
80
Grays Harbor County, Washington68,19217.2%21.4%20.9%3.7%79
81
Aroostook County, Maine68,71512.9%18.7%16.5%3.7%80
82
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana146,09520.6%27.3%24.3%3.6%81
83
Madison County, New York67,3509.4%10.0%13.0%3.6%82
84
Marshall County, Alabama93,36919.6%18.9%23.2%3.6%83
85
Washtenaw County, Michigan334,66212.9%16.9%16.5%3.6%84
86
Kankakee County, Illinois108,49814.4%16.6%18.0%3.5%85
87
Strafford County, New Hampshire116,42510.7%11.3%14.3%3.5%86
88
Darlington County, South Carolina66,88922.2%22.7%25.7%3.5%87
89
Knox County, Tennessee428,66812.6%14.2%16.1%3.5%88
90
Scioto County, Ohio74,29020.7%26.9%24.1%3.5%89
91
Morgan County, Alabama118,78012.8%17.1%16.3%3.5%90
92
Christian County, Missouri78,7889.5%11.8%13.0%3.4%91
93
Volusia County, Florida486,46516.3%17.1%19.8%3.4%92
94
McCracken County, Kentucky64,39714.7%16.4%18.1%3.4%93
95
Sutter County, California93,95117.1%14.9%20.5%3.4%94
96
Robeson County, North Carolina131,56031.1%30.4%34.5%3.4%95
97
Angelina County, Texas85,03617.9%18.1%21.2%3.4%96
98
Pinal County, Arizona367,47813.7%17.1%17.0%3.4%97
99
Lucas County, Ohio426,72819.4%23.4%22.7%3.3%98
100
Klamath County, Oregon65,04815.7%24.5%19.0%3.3%99
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Change 2010-12