100 Poorest Counties In America

100 Poorest Counties In America

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Since: Jan 09

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#1 Jan 2, 2009
Check this out. A lot of our counties from here in Southeastern Ky made this list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowest-income_co...
Not a jenny

Lexington, KY

#2 Jan 3, 2009
Doesn't prove anything.If you didn't know this before today you real smart. It been this way for 60 years or more. I bet you never heard we lost Johnson war on poverty.

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Jan 3, 2009
Not a jenny wrote:
Doesn't prove anything.If you didn't know this before today you real smart. It been this way for 60 years or more. I bet you never heard we lost Johnson war on poverty.
But people have a tendency to forget things. Especially here in Laurel where we have it so much better than the other counties here. It's good to remind people of things. And young people may not have seen this list at all. I'm twenty and I've only seen the actual printed list once before.

Since: Jan 09

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#5 Jan 3, 2009
Not a jenny wrote:
Doesn't prove anything.If you didn't know this before today you real smart. It been this way for 60 years or more. I bet you never heard we lost Johnson war on poverty.
Each county seems to think the next county over or two counties over is a separate world they don't belong to. They're wrong. Example, how much of the money you work hard for each week goes for taxes that go to trying to solve the problems in those counties that are listed?
Brian of Nazareth

Morehead, KY

#6 Jan 3, 2009
People do tend to forget. I think a lot of people under 35, don't know a lot of history. I was talking to someonene the other day in their mid 30's and they asked what a recession was. That was shocking to me, but they have never really had to deal with one yet. This is their first taste of it.
johnson

Lexington, KY

#7 Jan 3, 2009
__Jenny__ wrote:
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But people have a tendency to forget things. Especially here in Laurel where we have it so much better than the other counties here. It's good to remind people of things. And young people may not have seen this list at all. I'm twenty and I've only seen the actual printed list once before.
I quess you missed the lexington newspaper a couple years ago. Laurel co had more people getting food stamps then Clay.Remember i said people NOT percentage of People.Since Laurel co has 3 times the pop as clay the percenage of people were lower receiving food stamp. But if you use the number of people you would be suprise.
The same thing apply to Jefferson,Fayette and Kenton and Campbell. More people receive food stamp in those 4 counties then the total number in all of eastern ky.If you not good in math you will have no ideal what i am talking about.That why the story has little meaning.The dishonest media like to use percentage not the number of people .

Since: Jan 09

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#9 Jan 3, 2009
johnson wrote:
<quoted text>I quess you missed the lexington newspaper a couple years ago. Laurel co had more people getting food stamps then Clay.Remember i said people NOT percentage of People.Since Laurel co has 3 times the pop as clay the percenage of people were lower receiving food stamp. But if you use the number of people you would be suprise.
The same thing apply to Jefferson,Fayette and Kenton and Campbell. More people receive food stamp in those 4 counties then the total number in all of eastern ky.If you not good in math you will have no ideal what i am talking about.That why the story has little meaning.The dishonest media like to use percentage not the number of people .
That list originally come from the US Census Bureau. But anyone can drive around on the roads of Laurel and then the roads of Leslie, Letcher, etc and tell the difference. I have friends and some family over there and have seen it. Forget numbers, people can use their eyes and common sense.

Since: Jan 09

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#10 Jan 3, 2009
Whoa. One of my posts disappeared again. That's the second in two days. It would have been post #9.
Old Clay Co

Lexington, KY

#11 Jan 3, 2009
Did you all know that 7.5% of people living in Clay co has basely No income at.So that alone would bring all number based on income down.I hope you are not worried about these men.They are being taken care of because they are in the fereral prison and work camp. As of 1-1-2009 1564 men are there.The prison pays good money but i would quess 80% of the worker live in Laurel so those high paying jobs are counted in Laurel because it based on where you live not were you earn your income.If you people didn't learn how you can lie with number you missed out on a lot.That why tv and newspaper can get away with the lies they tell.
Brian of Nazareth

Morehead, KY

#12 Jan 3, 2009
I see it. Post #9 about the US Census Bureau.

Since: Jan 09

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#13 Jan 3, 2009
__Jenny__ wrote:
Whoa. One of my posts disappeared again. That's the second in two days. It would have been post #9.
Oh. There it is. It's back.
Johnson

Lexington, KY

#14 Jan 3, 2009
__Jenny__ wrote:
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That list originally come from the US Census Bureau. But anyone can drive around on the roads of Laurel and then the roads of Leslie, Letcher, etc and tell the difference. I have friends and some family over there and have seen it. Forget numbers, people can use their eyes and common sense.
Looking doesn't prove anything. You might be suprise you can still work and get food stamps.It based on what your income is.Clay county has about 20,000 people i cannot recall what the number were but i will make some up to prove my point. If clay co had 50% of it people on food stamps that would mean 10,000 people.Laurel co has about 60,000 people and if only 20% were on food stamps that would mean 12,000 people in Laurel Co. are on food stamp.See
50% is 2 and half times larger then 20% but when you do the math 12,000 is more then 10,000.Yes looking you will see more home that don't look good but that doesn't tell you much.That just tell you a larger % of the people are poor it doesn't tell you how many people are poor.I quess you need to get off the main road in laurel you will be suprise.

Since: Jan 09

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#15 Jan 3, 2009
Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>Looking doesn't prove anything. You might be suprise you can still work and get food stamps.It based on what your income is.Clay county has about 20,000 people i cannot recall what the number were but i will make some up to prove my point. If clay co had 50% of it people on food stamps that would mean 10,000 people.Laurel co has about 60,000 people and if only 20% were on food stamps that would mean 12,000 people in Laurel Co. are on food stamp.See
50% is 2 and half times larger then 20% but when you do the math 12,000 is more then 10,000.Yes looking you will see more home that don't look good but that doesn't tell you much.That just tell you a larger % of the people are poor it doesn't tell you how many people are poor.I quess you need to get off the main road in laurel you will be suprise.
"That just tells you a larger % of the people are poor it doesn't tell you how many people are poor." .....????. But you're going back to numbers again, numbers that were achieved in types of censuses like the one you first condemned. I guess people drive all the way from Manchester and Leslie each day because they enjoy the experience of working in a fast food restaurant. I didn't make that up or meaning that as smartalec, some do have to come here for minimal pay jobs. Those counties are just plain having bad problems we don't have here in Laurel.
mamaw

London, KY

#16 Jan 3, 2009
Well, I am a single working mother and I qualify for food stamps, even though I know this is fleeting and comes and goes with collected child support. But I may gross around 10,000 a year, and that's gross before anything is taken out mind you. I live paycheck to paycheck, I couldn't imagine what it's like having to survive on 5000 a year. No xmas for the kids, bologna every day, ramen for dinner. I refuse to work for the minimum wage because I know I can make more, but even so I'm still in the poverty bracket. If I did work for minimum wage, we would be destitute. I still don't have medical insurance, and I don't get holiday pay.

Since: Jan 09

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#17 Jan 3, 2009
People that made a living from their property, such as farming, have it bad over there. I know this is a problem everywhere. But over there trying to farm in those narrow hollers you don't make enough to be able to save anything for your future. A family can work hard all their life and when you get too old to work you find yourself living on whatever the government can give you.

But this is one of so many problems in Southeastern Kentucky.

Since: Jan 09

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#18 Jan 3, 2009
mamaw wrote:
Well, I am a single working mother and I qualify for food stamps, even though I know this is fleeting and comes and goes with collected child support. But I may gross around 10,000 a year, and that's gross before anything is taken out mind you. I live paycheck to paycheck, I couldn't imagine what it's like having to survive on 5000 a year. No xmas for the kids, bologna every day, ramen for dinner. I refuse to work for the minimum wage because I know I can make more, but even so I'm still in the poverty bracket. If I did work for minimum wage, we would be destitute. I still don't have medical insurance, and I don't get holiday pay.
I know this is a bit off topic but if the government would stop doing a lot of the weird and unethical things they waste our tax money on, there would be enough that everyone under a certain income could be given a real health insurance policy. But then again, that does fit in a little with problems we're talking about.
OMG

United States

#19 Jan 3, 2009
Johnson was correct because i looked it up. So much for Jenny common sense.I went to the US Census bureau web place and found the follow web address.

http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/county.ht...

select 2007 select Kentucky, continue
next page select county then all ages in poverty and the numbers will appear.They also have under 18 in poverty and age 5-17 in families in poverty.
All ages in poverty.Clay 41.9%,Leslie 31% and Laurel 22%(that mean every 5 house you pass 1 is living in poverty in laurel co.
Now by the number of people all ages living in poverty. Laurel 12,408, Clay 8,993 and Lesile 3,608 that the census bureau estamited in 2007.
So jenny that mean there is about 4 times the number in laurel that are in poverty then in Leslie Co. Remember you said the census bureau doesn't lie.So Jenny if you line up all the povery people in 3 lines by county which line will be the longest? No one has to believe me just go to the web page and put in the county you want to use.So Jenny please get out in laurel co and you will see it for youself.After you look maybe you will tell Johnson he was right after all.

Since: Jan 09

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#20 Jan 3, 2009
OMG wrote:
Johnson was correct because i looked it up. So much for Jenny common sense.I went to the US Census bureau web place and found the follow web address.
http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/county.ht...
select 2007 select Kentucky, continue
next page select county then all ages in poverty and the numbers will appear.They also have under 18 in poverty and age 5-17 in families in poverty.
All ages in poverty.Clay 41.9%,Leslie 31% and Laurel 22%(that mean every 5 house you pass 1 is living in poverty in laurel co.
Now by the number of people all ages living in poverty. Laurel 12,408, Clay 8,993 and Lesile 3,608 that the census bureau estamited in 2007.
So jenny that mean there is about 4 times the number in laurel that are in poverty then in Leslie Co. Remember you said the census bureau doesn't lie.So Jenny if you line up all the povery people in 3 lines by county which line will be the longest? No one has to believe me just go to the web page and put in the county you want to use.So Jenny please get out in laurel co and you will see it for youself.After you look maybe you will tell Johnson he was right after all.
No. Read back on my post. I said that was where the list came from. And you are either an idiot or lacking in any intelligence at all if you believe we have it worse off than Leslie or Letcher.
OMG

United States

#21 Jan 3, 2009
Well i see you never checked it out . My taxes sure was a waste in providing you with a education.I read all the post.It seem you cannot read and failed 5th grade math also.12,408 is about 4 times larger then 3,608. But as everyone now can see your too dumb to know that.Have you ever been to keavy?sassar?McWhorter?symbol? Hazel Patch?Fletcher?Blackwater?mary dell?Crawford? they are all placed in Laurel County. If they didn't teach you where they were in school .you need to go to library and see where there at and visit them.So your 20 years old with a 5th grade education.
Brian of Nazareth

Morehead, KY

#22 Jan 3, 2009
I would say this, I am not going to knock any Kentucky county, but I know leaders in a lot of these counties, that would give their left one, to have Laurel countys, population, industry,health care, shopping, roads, location, I-75, W.80, US 25., just to name a few things.

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