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Extreme Poverty Counties Found Solely in Rural Areas in 2018

Tracey Farrigan

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. May 2020

Abstract: Nearly 42 million Americans (13.1 percent of the U.S. population) lived below the Federal poverty line in 2018. Just as being poor presents individuals with challenges, such as difficulty in achieving food security and housing stability, areas where a large share of the population is poor face additional socioeconomic challenges. In 2018, there were 664 high poverty counties in which an average of 20 percent or more of the population had lived below the Federal poverty level since 2014. The majority were rural (78.9 percent).

Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban; Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.303686

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