April 24, 2012 -
The richest counties got richer and the poorer got poorer in the last decade, according to 2010 census reports.
The poorest county turns out to be in the heart of Appalachia -- Owsley County, Ky. Owsley had the lowest median household income outside of Puerto Rico, according to census results. In Owsley, the median household income is $19,351.
Over 41 percent (41.5) of residents fall below the poverty line.
In this photo, Johnny Noble, 9, sits in his uncle's trailer during a visit. His uncle, Mose Noble is a former chimney sweeper.
The following is a look at some of the people and places of Owsley County, Ky.