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The richest counties got richer and the poorer got poorer in the last decade, according to 2010 census reports.
The poorest county turns out to be in the heart of Appalachia — Owsley County, Ky. Owsley had the lowest median household income outside of Puerto Rico, according to census results. In Owsley, the median household income is $19,351.
Over 41 percent (41.5) of residents fall below the poverty line.
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Top photo: Johnny Noble, 9, sits in his Uncle Mose’s trailer.
Bottom photo: Dates Coty Shouse (L) and Destiny Duff pose in front of the vehicle they will take to the Owsley County High School prom in Booneville, Kentucky.
Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images