The poorest counties in America…
An MSN Money article describes the 15 poorest counties in the USA. With poverty rates close to 50% of their population according to the most recent Census Bureau data.
What if fifty churches located near these counties united together to serve these counties’ residents?
Our church will sign-up for #2 on the list: Todd County, SD, home of the Rosebud Indian Reservation. In fact, we’ve been active there for eight years and know that we have a long way to go. How about you?
No. 2: Todd County, S.D.
Poverty rate: 49.1%
Poverty rate of children under 18: 58.1%
Median household income: $26,393
Todd County shot up from being the sixth poorest county in 2009 to the second poorest in 2010, thanks to a 4 percentage point increase in the proportion of residents that live below the poverty line.