Distressed Counties and Parishes

To be deemed distressed, counties and parishes must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. An unemployment rate of one percent higher (7.2 percent) than the national average (6.2 percent) for the most recent 24-month period; or
  2. Have a per capita income of 80 percent or less of the national per capita income.

FY 2017 Distressed Counties and Parishes

Alabama

Barbour
Bullock
Butler
Choctaw
Clarke
Conecuh
Dallas

Escambia
Greene
Hale
Lowndes
Macon
Marengo
Monroe

Perry
Pickens
Russell
Sumter
Washington
Wilcox

Arkansas

Ashley
Baxter
Bradley
Calhoun
Chicot
Clay
Cleveland
Craighead
Crittenden
Cross
Dallas
Desha
Drew

Fulton
Grant
Greene
Independence
Izard
Jackson
Jefferson
Lawrence
Lee
Lincoln
Lonoke
Marion
Mississippi

Monroe
Ouachita
Phillips
Poinsett
Prairie
Randolph
Searcy
Sharp
St. Francis
Stone
Van Buren
White
Woodruff

Illinois

Alexander
Franklin
Gallatin
Hardin
Jackson

Johnson
Massac
Perry
Pope
Pulaski

Randolph
Saline
Union
Williamson

Kentucky

Ballard
Caldwell
Calloway
Carlisle
Christian
Crittenden
Fulton

Graves
Henderson
Hickman
Hopkins
Livingston
Lyon
McLean

Marshall
Muhlenberg
Todd
Trigg
Union
Webster

Louisiana

Acadia
Allen
Assumption
Avoyelles
Beauregard
Bienville
Caldwell
Catahoula
Claiborne
Concordia
De Soto
East Carroll
East Feliciana
Evangeline
Franklin
Grant

Iberia
Iberville
Jackson
Jefferson Davis
La Salle
Lincoln
Livingston
Madison
Morehouse
Natchitoches
Orleans
Ouachita
Pointe Coupee
Rapides
Red River
Richland

St. Bernard
St. Helena
St. James
St. John the Baptist
St. Landry
St. Martin
St. Mary
Tangipahoa
Tensas
Union
Vermillion
Washington
Webster
West Carroll
West Feliciana
Winn

Mississippi

Adams
Amite
Attala
Benton
Bolivar
Carroll
Claiborne
Coahoma
Copiah
Covington
DeSoto
Franklin
Grenada
Hinds
Holmes

Humphreys
Issaquena
Jasper
Jefferson
Jefferson Davis
Lafayette
Lawrence
Leflore
Lincoln
Marion
Marshall
Montgomery
Panola
Pike
Quitman

Sharkey
Simpson
Smith
Sunflower
Tallahatchie
Tate
Tippah
Tunica
Union
Walthall
Warren
Washington
Wilkinson
Yalobusha
Yazoo

Missouri

Bollinger
Butler
Carter
Crawford
Dent
Douglas
Dunklin
Howell
Iron
Madison

Mississippi
New Madrid
Oregon
Ozark
Pemiscot
Perry
Phelps
Reynolds
Ripley

Scott
Shannon
Ste. Genevieve
St. Francois
Stoddard
Texas
Washington
Wayne
Wright

Tennessee

Benton
Carroll
Chester
Crockett
Decatur
Dyer
Gibson

Hardeman
Hardin
Haywood
Henderson
Henry
Lake
Lauderdale

Madison
McNairy
Obion
Shelby
Tipton
Weakley

FY 2017 Non-Distressed Counties and Parishes

Alabama

All counties in Alabama are designated as distressed.

Arkansas

Arkansas
 

Pulaski

Union

Illinois

Hamilton

White

 

Kentucky

McCracken

 

 

Louisiana

Ascension
Cameron
East Baton Rouge

Jefferson
Lafourche
Plaquemines

St. Charles
West Baton Rouge

Mississippi

Madison

Rankin

Missouri

Cape Girardeau

Tennessee

Fayette