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POSTED: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 7:46pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:15pm

According to a census website, some East Texas counties are worse off than others.

The more populated counties fare better.

Both Gregg and Smith counties have poverty rates below the state's average of about fifteen percent.

Angelina, Cherokee, and Nacogdoches counties, however, are significantly higher. More than twenty percent of the population falls below the poverty line.

After seeing those numbers, it's no big surprise the median household income per county mirrors the poverty rate.

Gregg and Smith counties are in the mid-to upper 40's while Angelina, Cherokee, and Nacogdoches counties have median household incomes that don't surpass 40-grand.

How does it all compare to Texas?

No East Texas county has a median household income that surpasses the Texas average of more than 50k.

Only Smith and Gregg counties have a smaller poverty rate.

Link to census site:
Http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/48005.html

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