County Economic Status in Appalachia, FY 2021

(Effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021)

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 2021, seventy-eight counties are classified as distressed, 104 are classified as at-risk, 223 are classified as transitional, 13 are classified as competitive, and 2 are classified as attainment. For a list of county classifications, see the downloadable Excel file.

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