(Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017)
The Appalachian Regional Commission uses an index-based county economic classification system to identify and monitor the economic status of Appalachian counties. See the methodology for a description of each economic level.
In Fiscal Year 2017, eighty-four counties are classified as distressed, 114 are classified as at-risk, 210 are classified as transitional, 10 are classified as competitive, and 2 are classified as attainment. For a list of county classifications, see the downloadable Excel file.