If you’ve ever wondered about distribution of wealth in North Dakota, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 poorest counties in the state. It is based on data pulled from the US Census Bureau of the amount of people living below the poverty line in each county – based on income, size of household, and a few other factors – then ranked on IndexMundi.
To give a bit of perspective, this data comes from the Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey. The national poverty rate for all families in 2010 was 10.1 percent.
Were you surprised by any of these that made the list? What about the gap between the first few and the others – why do you think that is?