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The 20 Least Economically Stressed Counties in America

Here is a list of the twenty least economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 for March 2010, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

1. Ford County, Kan., 4.07
2. Ellis County, Kan., 4.17
3. Brown County, S.D., 4.6
4. Brookings County, S.D., 4.66
5. Finney County, Kan., 4.89
6. Riley County, Kan., 5.08
7. Buffalo County, Neb., 5.19
8. Ward County, N.D., 5.22
9. Grand Forks County, N.D., 5.30
10. Lafourche Parish, La., 5.31
11. Burleigh County, N.D., 5.36
12. Platte County, Neb., 5.49
13. Johnson County, Iowa, 5.5
14. Arlington County, Va., 5.54
15. Albany County, Wyo., 5.59
16. Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, 5.67
17. Custer County, Okla., 5.7
18. Lincoln County, S.D., 5.72
19. Madison County, Neb., 5.74
20. Bryan County, Okla., 5.75

Source: AP Economic Stress Index

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