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Prosperity Watch: Rural North Carolina Experiences Deeper Poverty than State’s Urban Counties

In the latest issue of Prosperity Watch, we take a look at the differences in poverty rates from county to county across the state, with special emphasis on comparing poverty in rural North Carolina and the state’s urban counties. For more details, see the latest issue of Prosperity Watch.

2 Comments


  1. MP

    February 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    2013 County Tier Designations
    http://www.nccommerce.com/research-publications/incentive-reports/county-tier-designations

    The N.C. Department of Commerce annually ranks the state’s 100 counties based on economic well-being and assigns each a Tier designation. The 40 most distressed counties are designated as Tier 1, the next 40 as Tier 2 and the 20 least distressed as Tier 3.

  2. Alex

    February 7, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Duh……..Allan ! There are no jobs in the rural areas. Why would you expect anything different ?

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