Did you know, as of 2015, there were 92 different counties in the state of Indiana? I got to thinking and wondered to myself – what about the poorest counties in Indiana? Aren’t they just as worthy of being spotlighted as the rich ones? Living in a poorer place isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Take Indiana as a whole. We certainly are not the richest state in the US. But, I can tell you some of my friends in other states get pretty jealous when I tell them how much a gallon of milk or a carton of eggs costs here compared to how much it costs where they live. Here are 12 of the poorest counties in Indiana and a little bit about them. Please keep in mind, this list was compiled using the per capita income of these counties.
It’s important to keep in mind this list is not intended to be critical. I’m not looking down on these counties for being ranked as the poorest ones in the state. In fact, there isn’t that much of a difference between their per capita and the richer ones. I’m certainly not a rich Hoosier and I’m pretty happy with the way I live. Furthermore, I enjoyed learned more about these counties too. Do you live in one of these counties? If not, please tell us where you live in the comments below!
Trisha Faulkner is a stay-at-home and work-at-home Hoosier momma. She is a huge advocate of Autism awareness, and loves her beautiful boy more than life itself. She is a native Indiana writer who types her best pieces for Only In Your State between 2-4AM when her toddler finally falls over asleep.