31. Sierra County, New Mexico [Truth or Consequences]
> County median household income, 2009-2013: $27,430
> State median household income, 2009-2013: $44,927
> Poverty rate, 2009-2013: 22.6%
> Unemployment, 2013: 6.2%
Like in most of New Mexico, Sierra County residents earned relatively little compared to most Americans. County households had a median annual income of $27,430 between 2009 and 2013, nearly half the national income of $53,046. However, the county’s job market, as measured by unemployment, was relatively strong. Just 6.2% of the area’s workforce was unemployed in 2013, lower than the national rate.
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