Map uploaded on March 3, 2017.
Southern West Virginia and the portion of Kentucky have the greatest levels of poverty in 420-county region, covered by the Appalachian Regional Commission. In general, New York counties are in the middle when it comes to poverty in the Appalachian region.
Data Source: County Economic Status in Appalachia, FY 2017. 2010-2014 ACS Averages, Poverty Rate compared to National Average. https://www.arc.gov/research/MapsofAppalachia.asp?MAP_ID=116
Appalachia (/ˌæpəˈlætʃə, -ˈleɪtʃə/) is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York to northern Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. While the Appalachian Mountains stretch from Belle Isle (Newfoundland and Labrador) in Canada to Cheaha Mountain in Alabama, the cultural region of Appalachia typically refers only to the central and southern portions of the range. As of the 2010 United States Census, the region was home to approximately 25 million people.
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