21.6% Poverty Rate in Jackson County, North Carolina

Poverty Rate in Jackson County, North Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in Jackson County, North Carolina compare to other counties in North Carolina?

North Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Jackson County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

20.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Jackson County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 20.8%.

44.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Jackson County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 44.5%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Jackson County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Jackson County, North Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 36,738 residents of Jackson County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 7,630 (20.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 575 (44.5%) of 1,291 residents of Jackson County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Jackson County, North Carolina

The Poverty Rate in Jackson County is 21.6%.
Jackson County is in North Carolina.
North Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Cullowhee 41.7%

2,429

Sylva 15.9%

2,487

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2018 North Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for North Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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