County near top in financial health

 

November 27, 2019

Financial analysis website SmartAsset.com calls Klickitat County the ninth most financially healthy county in Washington State.

The site says the county measured up based on a variety of criteria. Here's how they describe it:

Methodology

"To find the most financially healthy places, SmartAsset took a comprehensive approach, considering debt as a percentage of income, bankruptcies per 1,000 people, poverty rates and unemployment rates in our analysis. In our study, a financially healthy county means people there have low average debt as a percent of income, along with a low chance of being affected by personal bankruptcies, poverty or unemployment.

"To calculate debt as a percent of income...



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