ETX County named poorest in US
POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 12:43pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:53am
Tyler (KETK) — In a recent study, an East Texas county was listed as the poorest county in America.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Delta County had the lowest average weekly wage in the U.S. at $378. The national average in 2013 was $958.
Among all counties, San Mateo, California, was the highest at $1,938.
The majority of U.S. counties checked in below the median, including most in East Texas.
- Anderson County - $761
- Angelina County - $723
- Cherokee County - $622
- Gregg County - $863
- Harrison County - $965 (Only ETX county above mean)
- Henderson County - $615
- Nacogdoches County - $646
- Panola County - $865
- Rusk County - $811
- Smith County - $793
- Upshur County - $667
- Van Zandt County - $604
- Wood County - $646
Full interactive map: http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140718.htm