DALLAS (STACKER) — Americans on the whole were doing well financially heading into 2020, with major markers like unemployment reaching 50-year lows. The pandemic changed all that: During the second quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, our nation’s real GDP fell by a whopping 31.4%, a number that hasn’t been seen since the Great Depression. As the economy makes its comeback, things are still a far cry from the way they were in 2019.

One marker that has sped far past its 2019 position is that of income inequality in the United States. Low-wage industries were decimated by the pandemic, leaving millions without work or in positions they were overqualified for. Meanwhile, nearly one in five households across the United States earn less than $25,000 a year, while more than 6% have an annual income that falls below $10,000.

Where you live can make a big impact on your financial situation. Stacker compiled a list of the lowest-earning counties in Texas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the Census’ 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to see where people in your state are making the least.

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#50. Leon County

– Median household income: $43,045
— 30.4% below state median, 31.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 21.3%
— #1,207 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
— #1,645 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#49. Donley County

– Median household income: $42,961
— 30.6% below state median, 31.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.7%
— #2,194 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.7%
— #1,030 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#48. Dickens County

– Median household income: $42,540
— 31.2% below state median, 32.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 16.3%
— #2,084 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 22.9%
— #138 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#47. Potter County

– Median household income: $42,528
— 31.3% below state median, 32.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.1%
— #2,310 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 14.6%
— #864 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#46. Shelby County

– Median household income: $42,522
— 31.3% below state median, 32.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 16.6%
— #2,038 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 17.3%
— #501 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#45. Mason County

– Median household income: $42,276
— 31.7% below state median, 32.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.7%
— #1,610 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 16.2%
— #633 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#44. Hardeman County

– Median household income: $41,859
— 32.3% below state median, 33.4% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.7%
— #2,194 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 14.7%
— #846 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#43. Uvalde County

– Median household income: $41,679
— 32.6% below state median, 33.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.0%
— #2,322 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 15.0%
— #786 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#42. San Jacinto County

– Median household income: $41,614
— 32.7% below state median, 33.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.9%
— #1,783 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.6%
— #1,064 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#41. Jim Wells County

– Median household income: $41,505
— 32.9% below state median, 34.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.2%
— #1,919 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 17.5%
— #468 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#40. Morris County

– Median household income: $41,359
— 33.2% below state median, 34.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.6%
— #2,703 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 14.1%
— #952 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#39. Trinity County

– Median household income: $41,357
— 33.2% below state median, 34.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 13.6%
— #2,551 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 14.6%
— #864 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#38. Duval County

– Median household income: $41,186
— 33.4% below state median, 34.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 10.6%
— #2,945 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 19.1%
— #322 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#37. Cochran County

– Median household income: $40,962
— 33.8% below state median, 34.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.2%
— #1,703 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 21.5%
— #190 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#36. Edwards County

– Median household income: $40,766
— 34.1% below state median, 35.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 13.5%
— #2,570 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 17.4%
— #478 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#35. Crosby County

– Median household income: $40,759
— 34.1% below state median, 35.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 11.3%
— #2,872 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 16.1%
— #646 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#34. Baylor County

– Median household income: $40,739
— 34.2% below state median, 35.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 11.1%
— #2,897 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.2%
— #1,145 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#33. San Augustine County

– Median household income: $40,353
— 34.8% below state median, 35.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.0%
— #2,782 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 21.7%
— #180 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#32. Haskell County

– Median household income: $40,313
— 34.8% below state median, 35.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 9.4%
— #3,034 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 18.2%
— #402 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#31. Briscoe County

– Median household income: $40,227
— 35.0% below state median, 36.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 13.2%
— #2,611 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
— #2,479 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#30. Newton County

– Median household income: $40,101
— 35.2% below state median, 36.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 16.2%
— #2,096 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 18.9%
— #349 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#29. Hidalgo County

– Median household income: $40,014
— 35.3% below state median, 36.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 16.1%
— #2,111 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 18.8%
— #355 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#28. Throckmorton County

– Median household income: $40,000
— 35.4% below state median, 36.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.1%
— #1,734 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 21.9%
— #170 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#27. Swisher County

– Median household income: $39,771
— 35.7% below state median, 36.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 10.6%
— #2,945 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 16.3%
— #609 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#26. Maverick County

– Median household income: $39,625
— 36.0% below state median, 36.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 14.4%
— #2,421 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 20.6%
— #238 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#25. Falls County

– Median household income: $39,497
— 36.2% below state median, 37.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.0%
— #2,791 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 24.7%
— #87 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#24. Red River County

– Median household income: $39,142
— 36.7% below state median, 37.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 13.5%
— #2,570 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 19.7%
— #282 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#23. Collingsworth County

– Median household income: $39,120
— 36.8% below state median, 37.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.4%
— #2,259 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 17.2%
— #503 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#22. Cameron County

– Median household income: $38,758
— 37.4% below state median, 38.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 14.5%
— #2,405 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 19.3%
— #310 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#21. Kenedy County

– Median household income: $38,021
— 38.6% below state median, 39.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 0.0%
— #3,142 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.6%
— #1,566 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#20. Hansford County

– Median household income: $38,000
— 38.6% below state median, 39.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 14.0%
— #2,487 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
— #2,667 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#19. Houston County

– Median household income: $37,904
— 38.7% below state median, 39.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 9.8%
— #3,010 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 16.3%
— #609 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#18. Culberson County

– Median household income: $37,900
— 38.7% below state median, 39.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 11.7%
— #2,819 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 14.1%
— #952 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#17. Marion County

– Median household income: $37,662
— 39.1% below state median, 40.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 14.0%
— #2,487 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 18.8%
— #363 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#16. Eastland County

– Median household income: $37,276
— 39.8% below state median, 40.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 14.6%
— #2,387 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 17.0%
— #533 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#15. Menard County

– Median household income: $36,395
— 41.2% below state median, 42.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 13.6%
— #2,551 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 19.7%
— #280 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#14. Real County

– Median household income: $35,862
— 42.0% below state median, 42.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 8.0%
— #3,093 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 17.5%
— #468 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#13. Willacy County

– Median household income: $35,521
— 42.6% below state median, 43.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 9.5%
— #3,026 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 22.6%
— #145 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#12. Sabine County

– Median household income: $34,992
— 43.4% below state median, 44.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.6%
— #2,213 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 15.9%
— #669 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#11. Hall County

– Median household income: $34,673
— 44.0% below state median, 44.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 11.0%
— #2,907 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 19.5%
— #292 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#10. Zavala County

– Median household income: $34,459
— 44.3% below state median, 45.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 5.0%
— #3,138 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 26.4%
— #58 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#9. Zapata County

– Median household income: $33,952
— 45.1% below state median, 46.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.3%
— #2,266 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 22.5%
— #150 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#8. Jim Hogg County

– Median household income: $33,382
— 46.0% below state median, 46.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 11.6%
— #2,829 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 23.1%
— #128 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#7. Cottle County

– Median household income: $32,305
— 47.8% below state median, 48.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 8.9%
— #3,060 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 23.1%
— #128 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#6. Hudspeth County

– Median household income: $31,677
— 48.8% below state median, 49.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 9.3%
— #3,045 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 21.3%
— #201 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#5. Starr County

– Median household income: $30,387
— 50.9% below state median, 51.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 9.4%
— #3,034 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 23.5%
— #120 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#4. Brooks County

– Median household income: $28,333
— 54.2% below state median, 54.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 10.7%
— #2,940 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 29.1%
— #22 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#3. Dimmit County

– Median household income: $27,161
— 56.1% below state median, 56.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.7%
— #2,693 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 17.1%
— #521 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#2. Kinney County

– Median household income: $26,738
— 56.8% below state median, 57.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.4%
— #2,723 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 16.2%
— #633 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#1. Presidio County

– Median household income: $25,098
— 59.4% below state median, 60.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 13.0%
— #2,645 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 32.7%
— #8 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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