10 Counties Where Poverty Worsened Despite a Stronger U.S. Economy

McKinley County, New Mexico

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2009 poverty rate: 25.9 percent
2017 poverty rate: 40.8 percent
Increase: 14.9 percentage points

In this county that contains Gallup, New Mexico, 79.2 percent of residents are American Indian and about 2 in 5 of them live below the poverty line.

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