Did you realize that nearly one out of every five people in Georgia lives in poverty? That qualifies the state as having the sixth-worst poverty rate in the nation.
According to statistics-sharing website indexmundi, the U.S. Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty.
If a family's total income is less than the dollar value of the appropriate threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be in poverty.
Check out the top 25 counties in Georgia with the highest percentage of its residents living in poverty.
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