(NEW YORK TIMES) -- An interactive map from the New York Times tabs East Carroll Parish as one of the 10 lowest counties in the country.
The rank is based on six factors: education (percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree), median household income, unemployment rate, life expectancy and obesity.
The 10 lowest counties in the country, by this ranking, include a cluster of six in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky (Breathitt, Clay, Jackson, Lee, Leslie and Magoffin), along with four others in various parts of the rural South: Humphreys County, Miss.; East Carroll Parish, La.; Jefferson County, Ga.; and Lee County, Ark.
According to the article, East Carroll Parish ranked 3,130 out of the 3,135 counties in the nation. 10.7 percent have a college education, 15.7 percent are unemployed and 53 percent are considered obese. The median income is $25,413. Life expextancy is 73.1 years and the 4.6 percent of people in the parish are disabled.
Parishes that faired better include Bossier, Lafayette and St. Tammany parishes.
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