ETX County named poorest in US

ETX County named poorest in US

POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:43am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:53am

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

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As someone who grew up there, if Delta County isn't now the poorest county I'd like to see who is.

Oh but they have a beautiful football stadium. Commissioners, City Council, School Board, Bank Boards, Churches all infected with the same group of good 'ole boys that are running the county into the ground.

The map is not about poorest counties. It's about average weekly wages which may or may not be related to whether a county is poor or wealthy. It does not suggest how you define a poor county or a wealthy county, it merely addresses weekly wages. You should make an atempt to report correctly.

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