The Poorest Counties in Every State in America
The Poorest County in Tennessee: Lake
Lake County is a small area with roughly 2,100 citizens living in poverty. Close to the Missouri border, this county has actually seen its poverty rate decline since 2009, when it was at 42.5%. Also, the cost of living in Lake County is relatively low, with the median value of owner-occupied housing units at $65,400 – about half of the median value of owner-occupied housing units for the state of Tennessee.
Poverty Rate: 40.4%
Poverty Rate of Kids Under 18: 46.8%
Median Household Income: $27,142