County Economic Status in Appalachia, FY 2020

(Effective October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020)

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 2020, eighty counties are classified as distressed, 110 are classified as at-risk, 217 are classified as transitional, 10 are classified as competitive, and 3 are classified as attainment. For a list of county classifications, see the downloadable Excel file.

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