Defining Poverty
Extreme Poverty
Deep Poverty
Chronic Poverty
Biblical Responses

Extreme Poverty by Appalachian Region:     Southern       |       South Central       |       Central       |       North Central       |      Northern



The EXTREMERS live in extreme poverty with incomes well below the poverty line. Individuals and families, including children, go hungry on a regular basis. Because of unsteady employment and unstable shelter situations, some slip into homelessness at times.



Age Groups as a Percentage of Population
in Extreme Poverty in Appalachia

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Top Locations of Extreme Poverty
in Appalachia

Each of the locations on the map have a population of more than 500 who live in extreme poverty.