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McDowell County, West Virginia is one of the
poorest counties in the nation.
The population of McDowell County was over 100,000 during the 1950s when coal was king. Although McDowell County remains a top producer of coal, 70,000 jobs were lost in the 1970s.
Now, less than 19,000 people remain, and face formidable obstacles.