More than a third of West Virginians live in economically distressed ZIP codes, according to an analysis from a bipartisan public policy organization In the Economic Innovation Group’s 2017 Distressed Communities Index report released Monday, more than 34 percent of West Virginians were noted as living in distressed ZIP codes, one of the highest percentages in the United States. Missississippi has a rate of 43 percent and Alabama was scored at 35.8 percent. Vermont has the lowest rate at 0.5 percent.

By: Alex Thomas, WV Metro News

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