Monday, December 5, 2011

Apache County Third Poorest in the Western Region

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM

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The U.S. Census Bureau's latest numbers are pretty discouraging—here's some of them.

Apache County is by far the poorest in Arizona, with a whopping 34.5 percent poverty rate. That's third in the entire West region. Nearby Crowley County, Colo. takes second place with 34.7 percent. The most poverty-stricken Western county is Malheur County, Oreg. with 39.5 percent of people in poverty.

These numbers are across all ages, the Census says.

The most poverty stricken county in the entire country was Ziebach County, S.D., with 50.1 percent.

Download and read the full data set at the U.S. Census website .

Check out how poverty is measured by the Census here, if you're interested. Just for an example, a family of four with two parents and two children are below the poverty threshold if they all together make LESS than $22,113 a year. That's income before taxes.

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