The Poorest County in Alaska: Wade Hampton Census Area
Located more than 300 miles west of Anchorage, this area of Alaska has a population that is by and large Alaska Native persons. The Wade Hampton census area is 95% American Indian and Alaska Native persons, a much higher percentage than the state, which has American Indians and Alaska Native persons making up about 14.8% of its population. Wade Hampton also has relatively small housing costs, with the med ian value of owner-occupied housing units at $80,300.
Poverty Rate: 34.1%Poverty Rate of Kids Under 18: 46% Median Household Income: $30,883