Electric Cooperatives Serving Persistent Poverty Counties

Electric cooperatives serve in 364 of the nation's 395 "persistent poverty counties" (92%).

More than 250 distribution cooperatives and NRECA-member public power districts serve an estimated 4.2 million people in these counties, with poverty rates ranging from 20% to over 60%.

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Poverty data from The USDA Economic Research Service.
Cooperative service territory data from NRECA Strategic Analysis Unit.