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15 of 20 Most Economically Stressed Counties are in California

The Associated Press ranked counties for “economic stress” and found:

Among the 20 most economically stressed counties of 25,000 or more in the country, California is home to 15 of them.

Most of the 15 California counties listed are home to Enterprise Zones:

Imperial County, Calif., 32.39
Lyon County, Nev., 27.56
Nye County, Nev., 25.91
Merced County, Calif., 25.37
Yuma County, Ariz., 25.34
Sutter County, Calif., 25.24
Yuba County, Calif., 24.93
San Benito County, Calif., 24.42
Clark County, Nev., 24.03
San Joaquin County, Calif., 23.91
Lake County, Calif., 23.72
Stanislaus County, Calif., 23.41
Tulare County, Calif., 21.60
Siskiyou County, Calif., 21.35
Madera County, Calif., 21.23
Kern County, Calif., 21.22
Fresno County, Calif., 21.13
Riverside County, Calif., 21.03
Calaveras County, Calif., 20.91
Flagler County, Fla., 20.7

The scores are based on a scale of 1 to 100 where anything over 11 is considered “stressed.”

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