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Old 08-24-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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Everybody knows about Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta , however I'd wager there are plenty of other poor regions within the United States that are lesser known .


So which regions are those ? Have they been poor for long or have they recently become poor ?
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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The Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma, my home territory. Beautiful region but quite poor.

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Old 08-24-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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Northern Maine, the Adirondacks outside of where tourists go.
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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Northern Michigan (meaning the Northern half of the Lower Peninsula, not the Upper Peninsula. I'm pretty sure most people rate the UP pretty highly).

Maybe I'm getting this backward, but I think a lot of people underestimate just how poor the region is. Traverse City for example, has a median household income under 50k/yr. Places like Cheboygan, Charlevoix, and Manistee - which are all considered to be rather nice for coastal towns, have median incomes in the 30-35k range. When you get inland things don't change or improve. Northern Michigan is relatively poor, but incredibly beautiful and probably underrated by those not from Southern/Mid-Michigan.

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Old 08-24-2017, 03:49 PM
 
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Northern Maine, the Adirondacks outside of where tourists go.
That's because there really isn't that many people There are no Charleston, Wheeling, or Johnson city sized towns for the most part they're a couple at 10,000 most under 5,000.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:43 PM
 
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New Mexico.I absolutely love the Land of Enchantment.It has always been poor for as long as I can remember.A lot of people dont even know NM is part of the US.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Default Badlands is underrated.

The Badlands of South Dakota is underrated as a region, and I know the national park is spectacular for sure since I went there. It's so remote, especially on the Native American reservations, but it is so beautiful and rugged in its own right! Emptiness for miles and miles, all with this bizarre landscape that looks like it could be on Mars or some other planet with gigantic eroded gullies. It's also home to the poorest Native American reservation in America, and most of it lies in the poorest county in the country, Ogala Lakota county, SD. Don't go to the national park if you want underrated, since it is a major national park. Instead, go to the reservation, which is not part of the park, and stay wherever you can on the reservation and try to experience as much of the Native American culture as possible. I wish I had gone there, but I know for sure that the Native American reservation is underrated for sure, due to its remoteness. It's still in the badlands, but its a good distance away from the national park.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Montana is very poor. It's poverty with a view.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:58 PM
 
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I dont know if people realize that New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the country. Always has been, but there is scenery so I think that overlooks the poverty a bit. There are lots of really ugly places also in New Mexico, dont let the mountain scenery fool ya.
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Badlands

Navajo Nation

Ozarks

Shasta

East Texas Bayous

Southwest Kansas
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