The Poorest County in California: Fresno

The poorest county in the Golden State isn't so golden. While Fresno's poverty rate is relatively low compared to some of the other counties on our list, the county has a large number of people living below the poverty line - 245,330 to be exact. Only two other counties on our list have a larger number of residents living in poverty.

Poverty Rate: 26.8%

Poverty Rate of Kids Under 18: 38.2%

Median Household Income: $44,869

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