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The poverty rate for Eastern Kentucky is 33% higher than the state rate and mean income index is 24% less.
17 counties in Eastern Kentucky are among the top 100 poorest counties in the U.S.
The poverty rate for Eastern Kentucky is nearly 1.5 times the national rate.
At $11,957 Eastern Kentucky's Per Capita Market Income is 60% less than the national figure of $29,945.
Only 10% of Eastern Kentucky residents have completed college and earn only 58% national income index.
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