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Posted at 7:25 AM ET, 06/ 8/2010

Arlington among least fiscally stressed

By Mike McPhate

Here are the 20 most economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their April 2010 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

1. Imperial County, Calif., 32.03
2. Lyon County, Nev., 28.16
3. Yuma County, Ariz., 26.4
4. Merced County, Calif., 26.23
5. Sutter County, Calif., 25.22
6. San Benito County, Calif., 24.7
7. Stanislaus County, Calif., 24.65
8. Nye County, Nev., 24.6
9. Yuba County, Calif., 24.2
10. San Joaquin County, Calif., 24.13
11. Luna County, New Mexico, 23.9
12. Clark County, Nev., 23.36
13. Lake County, Calif., 22.91
14. Lapeer County, Mich., 22.14
15. Kern County, Calif., 21.94
16. Iosco County, Mich., 21.85
17. Madera County, Calif., 21.79
18. Riverside County, Calif., 21.64
19. Fresno County, Calif., 21
20. Tulare County, Calif., 20.82

A list of the 20 least economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their April 2010 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

1. Ward County, N.D., 3.83
2. Brookings County, S.D., 3.9
3. Ellis County, Kan., 4.08
4. Burleigh County, N.D., 4.17
5. Ford County, Kan., 4.18
6. Brown County, S.D., 4.24
7. Grand Forks, N.D., 4.53
8. Buffalo County, Neb., 4.7
9. Arlington County, Va., 4.77
10. Sioux County, Iowa, 4.77
11. Riley County, Kan., 4.88
12. Finney County, Kan., 4.89
13. Cass County, N.D., 4.9
14. Lincoln County, S.D., 5
15. Platte County, Neb., 5
16. Albany County, Wyo., 5.07
17. Lincoln County, Neb., 5.24
18. Madison County, Neb., 5.24
19. Lafourche, La., 5.32
20. Codington, S.D., 5.32
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Source: AP Economic Stress Index

By Mike McPhate  | June 8, 2010; 7:25 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  arlington, economic  
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