2010 Census: Poorest Counties In America

The Poorest Counties In America

Since 2000 the poorest Americans have only gotten poorer.

Though census results are only beginning to be released, last week the results of the American Community Survey were revealed. The ACS details data such as languages spoken in a home and income levels. The data comes from surveys mailed to three million addresses from January 2005 to December 2009, according to ABC News.

Southeastern Kentucky was home to four of the nation's poorest counties. The country's poorest county saw its median income drop $1,500 since 2000, ABC News reported.

Northeast Virginia led the nation in income, as it was home to 4 of the top 10 earning cities. The top richest county saw a median income increase of almost $17,000 since 200.

To find out more about your neighborhood, visit http://factfinder.census.gov.

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