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

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