Owsley County KY : America’s poorest white county

89% of the residents in Owsley County KY voted for Donald Trump…

According to the 2010 census reports, Owsley County, Kentucky has the second-highest level of child poverty of any county in the United States.[4] In terms of income per household, the county is the poorest in the nation.[5] Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from cancer in the county increased by 45.6 percent, the largest such increase of any county in the United States.[6]

The median income for a household in the county was $15,805, which is the third lowest in the nation and the lowest among counties with a non-Hispanic white majority population, and the median income for a family was $18,034. Males had a median income of $25,100 versus $18,203 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,742. About 41.7% of families and 45.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 56.3% of those under age 18 and 34.5% of those age 65 or over.

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In 2009, government benefits accounted for 53.07% of personal income.[18]

The US Census Bureau estimated last year that Owsley county’s 4,461-person population is more than 98 percent white.

Owsley County Kentucky