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At $11,957 Eastern Kentucky's Per Capita Market Income is 60% less than the national figure of $29,945.
The poverty rate for Eastern Kentucky is 33% higher than the state rate and mean income index is 24% less.
Only 10% of Eastern Kentucky residents have completed college and earn only 58% national income index.
17 counties in Eastern Kentucky are among the top 100 poorest counties in the U.S.
The poverty rate for Eastern Kentucky is nearly 1.5 times the national rate.
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