• 17 counties in Eastern Kentucky are among the top 100 poorest counties in the U.S.
    • Only 10% of Eastern Kentucky residents have completed college and earn only 58% national income index.
    • The poverty rate for Eastern Kentucky is 33% higher than the state rate and mean income index is 24% less.
    •  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 nearly 1.5 times the national rate.