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Mississippi - Slavery & Poverty

The map below on left provides a view of slavery as a percentage of total county population in Mississippi based on the 1860 US Census.  The map on the right illustrates poverty level by county based on the 2010 US Census.   A family is considered living in poverty based on number of family members and total annual income.  US Census definition of poverty is here (also, see this table).  For example, the poverty threshold for a family of four people is an annual income of less than $18,700.

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