List of lowest-income counties in the United States

This is a list of the lowest-income counties in the United States.

The county with the lowest per capita personal income in the 50 states and District of Columbia is Wheeler County, Georgia, while the territorial county-equivalent with the lowest per capita income (in the entire United States) is Manu'a District, American Samoa. The county with the lowest median household income in the 50 states and District of Columbia is Clay County, Georgia, while the territorial county-equivalent with the lowest median household income (in the entire United States) is Comerío Municipality, Puerto Rico.

50 counties with lowest per capita personal incomeEdit

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. The difference between the two measurements is substantial. In 2019, for example, the per capita income of the United States was estimated at $34,103. The per capita personal income was estimated at $56,469. The following table is a listing of counties by PCPI.[1]

United States of America: $56,469

Rank County / Parish          State           Per capita
personal income
(2019)[2]
Notes
1 Wheeler County   Georgia $19,472 Location of Wheeler Correctional Facility
2 Ziebach County   South Dakota $19,940 County divided between Cheyenne River
and Standing Rock Indian reservations
3 Buffalo County   South Dakota $20,682 Most of county lies within Crow Creek Indian Reservation
4 Crowley County   Colorado $20,822 Location of Crowley County Correctional Facility
5 Telfair County   Georgia $21,535 Location of Telfair State Prison
and McRae Correctional Institution
6 Union County   Florida $22,440 Location of Union Correctional Institution
7 Elliott County   Kentucky $22,828 Location of Little Sandy Correctional Complex
8 Stewart County   Georgia $23,081
9 Hudspeth County   Texas $23,569
10 Forest County   Pennsylvania $24,113 Location of State Correctional Institution – Forest
11 Charlton County   Georgia $25,020 Location of D. Ray James Correctional Institution
12 Lake County   Tennessee $25,772 Location of Northwest Correctional Complex
13 Oglala Lakota County   South Dakota $25,840 County lies entirely within Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
14 Liberty County   Florida $25,973 Location of Liberty Correctional Institution
15 Glades County   Florida $26,102 Location of Moore Haven Correctional Facility
16 DeSoto County   Florida $26,128 Location of Desoto Annex state prison
17 Todd County   South Dakota $26,172 County lies entirely within Rosebud Indian Reservation
18 Johnson County   Georgia $26,341 Location of Johnson State Prison
19 McCreary County   Kentucky $26,600 Location of United States Penitentiary, McCreary
20 Bledsoe County   Tennessee $27,113 Location of Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
21 Corson County   South Dakota $27,114 County lies entirely within Standing Rock Indian Reservation
22 Long County   Georgia $27,232 Location of Long State Prison
23 Jackson County   South Dakota $27,278 Most of county lies within Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
24 Calhoun County   Georgia $27,390 Location of Calhoun State Prison
25 Hidalgo County   Texas $27,415
26 Issaquena County   Mississippi $27,430
27 Willacy County   Texas $27,584
28 Hamilton County   Florida $27,643 Location of Hamilton Correctional Institution
29 Lafayette County   Florida $27,645 Location of Mayo Correctional Institution Annex
30 Yazoo County   Mississippi $27,666 Location of Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City
31 Noble County   Ohio $27,703 Location of Noble Correctional Institution
32 Starr County   Texas $27,713
33 Morgan County   Kentucky $27,978 Location of Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex
34 Lincoln County   Arkansas $28,024 Location of Cummins and Varner correctional prisons
35 San Juan County   Utah $28,074
36 Hancock County   Tennessee $28,083
37 Searcy County   Arkansas $28,143
38 Echols County   Georgia $28,211
39 Brantley County   Georgia $28,248
40 Dixie County   Florida $28,314 Location of Cross City Correctional Institution
41 Sioux County   North Dakota $28,524 County lies entirely within Standing Rock Indian Reservation
42 Greene County   Mississippi $28,617 Location of South Mississippi Correctional Institution
43 Clayton County   Georgia $28,665
44 Madison County   Idaho $28,780
45 Johnson County   Arkansas $28,920
46 Wayne County   Tennessee $28,922 Location of South Central Correctional Facility
47 McDonald County   Missouri $28,931
48 Wayne County   Kentucky $28,935
49 Zapata County   Texas $28,936
50 Lanier County   Georgia $28,991

50 counties/parishes with lowest median household incomeEdit

United States of America: $62,843[3]

Rank County / Parish           State            Median
household
income
(2019)[4]
1 Clay County   Georgia $24,732
2 Holmes County   Mississippi $26,348
3 Buffalo County   South Dakota $26,671
4 Taylor County   Georgia $28,234
5 Humphreys County   Mississippi $28,464
6 Greene County   Alabama $28,699
7 Owsley County   Kentucky $28,727
8 McDowell County   West Virginia $29,106
9 Sumter County   Alabama $29,209
10 Quitman County   Mississippi $29,318
11 Perry County   Alabama $29,572
12 Leflore County   Mississippi $29,687
13 East Carroll Parish   Louisiana $29,943
14 Harlan County   Kentucky $30,050
15 Clay County   Kentucky $30,175
16 Coahoma County   Mississippi $30,242
17 Bolivar County   Mississippi $30,309
18 Lee County   Arkansas $30,421
19 Jefferson County   Mississippi $30,871
20 Lee County   Kentucky $30,905
21 Bell County   Kentucky $30,940
22 Issaquena County   Mississippi $30,944
23 Wilcox County   Alabama $30,998
24 Washington County   Mississippi $31,018
25 Sharkey County   Mississippi $31,138
26 Johnson County   Kentucky $31,202
27 Claiborne County   Mississippi $31,221
28 Brooks County   Texas $31,410
29 Tensas Parish   Louisiana $31,436
30 Phillips County   Arkansas $31,521
31 Knox County   Kentucky $31,634
32 Hancock County   Georgia $31,715
33 Bullock County   Alabama $31,906
34 Tallahatchie County   Mississippi $31,915
35 Hancock County   Tennessee $31,938
36 Magoffin County   Kentucky $32,045
37 Jefferson Davis County   Mississippi $32,077
38 Allendale County   South Carolina $32,147
39 Leslie County   Kentucky $32,202
40 Madison Parish   Louisiana $32,229
41 Letcher County   Kentucky $32,435
42 Starr County   Texas $32,516
43 Zavala County   Texas $32,538
44 Luna County   New Mexico $32,544
45 Wilkinson County   Mississippi $32,612
46 Knott County   Kentucky $32,613
47 McCreary County   Kentucky $32,701
48 Wolfe County   Kentucky $32,773
49 Jenkins County   Georgia $32,808
50 Corson County   South Dakota $32,848

20 territorial equivalents with lowest per capita incomeEdit

Note: This list excludes county-equivalents in the U.S. territories that have zero people, such as Rose Atoll.

Rank County-equivalent Per capita
income
(2018 for PR)
(2010 for AS)
[5][6][note 1]
Manu’a District, American Samoa $5,441
1 Maricao Municipality, Puerto Rico $5,974
Eastern District, American Samoa $6,191
Western District, American Samoa $6,429
2 Comerío Municipality, Puerto Rico $6,903
3 Las Marias 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 incomeEdit

Note: This list excludes county-equivalents in the U.S. territories that have zero people, such as Rose Atoll.

Rank County-equivalent Median
household
income
(2018)[5][6]
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 Marias 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 German 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Per Capita Confusion for Counties". Indiana Business Research Center. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Personal Income by County and Metropolitan Area, 2019" (PDF). Bureau of Economic Advisors.
  3. ^ "Census Bureau Releases New American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate". United States Census Bureau.
  4. ^ "SAIPE State and County Estimates for 2019". United States Census Bureau.
  5. ^ a b [1]
    https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DPAS_ASDP3&prodType=table Archived 2020-02-14 at Archive.today
    American FactFinder. American Samoa. DP03 - Selected Economic characteristics. (And Puerto Rico 2013-2017 American Community Survey estimates). Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  6. ^ 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 linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Puerto Rico data is from 2018. American Samoa data is from 2010. Because American Samoa data is more than 5 years old, county-equivalents in American Samoa are not ranked.