Tobacco Subsidies in the United States totaled $1.9 billion from 1995-2017.

Counties in the United States Receiving tobacco subsidies, 1995-2017

Rank County Tobacco Subsidies
1995-2017
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Pitt County, North Carolina$46,538,2142.5%2.5%
2Horry County, South Carolina$41,164,6692.2%4.6%
3Johnston County, North Carolina$40,510,0942.1%6.8%
4Wilson County, North Carolina$35,110,6831.9%8.6%
5Robeson County, North Carolina$35,077,8941.9%10.5%
6Columbus County, North Carolina$31,648,2371.7%12.1%
7Wake County, North Carolina$31,301,3591.7%13.8%
8Nash County, North Carolina$30,830,1101.6%15.4%
9Pittsylvania County, Virginia$28,714,5281.5%16.9%
10Wayne County, North Carolina$27,661,3191.5%18.4%
11Lenoir County, North Carolina$26,642,6651.4%19.8%
12Florence County, South Carolina$26,355,7111.4%21.2%
13Duplin County, North Carolina$26,094,9531.4%22.6%
14Sampson County, North Carolina$24,502,1661.3%23.9%
15Greene County, North Carolina$23,274,7301.2%25.1%
16Halifax County, Virginia$22,544,7401.2%26.3%
17Edgecombe County, North Carolina$21,390,2771.1%27.4%
18Harnett County, North Carolina$20,470,6531.1%28.5%
19Granville County, North Carolina$18,410,8321.0%29.5%
20Franklin County, North Carolina$18,126,0351.0%30.4%
21Surry County, North Carolina$17,801,6670.9%31.3%
22Rockingham County, North Carolina$17,191,3850.9%32.3%
23Williamsburg County, South Carolina$16,495,8380.9%33.1%
24Macon County, Tennessee$15,745,6160.8%34.0%
25Stokes County, North Carolina$15,583,5710.8%34.8%
26Mecklenburg County, Virginia$15,488,7700.8%35.6%
27Craven County, North Carolina$15,480,5010.8%36.4%
28Fayette County, Kentucky$14,995,4760.8%37.2%
29Person County, North Carolina$14,928,9990.8%38.0%
30Martin County, North Carolina$14,690,1900.8%38.8%
31Beaufort County, North Carolina$14,092,7310.7%39.5%
32Scott County, Kentucky$13,990,7790.7%40.2%
33Guilford County, North Carolina$13,170,5350.7%40.9%
34Robertson County, Tennessee$13,149,4310.7%41.6%
35Bourbon County, Kentucky$13,131,1400.7%42.3%
36Marion County, South Carolina$13,064,5060.7%43.0%
37Woodford County, Kentucky$13,013,2450.7%43.7%
38Shelby County, Kentucky$12,663,5530.7%44.4%
39Yadkin County, North Carolina$12,273,5880.6%45.0%
40Dillon County, South Carolina$12,237,8020.6%45.7%
41Madison County, Kentucky$12,093,9480.6%46.3%
42Caswell County, North Carolina$11,977,6410.6%46.9%
43Bladen County, North Carolina$11,883,7900.6%47.6%
44Vance County, North Carolina$11,821,5400.6%48.2%
45Barren County, Kentucky$11,439,6680.6%48.8%
46Henry County, Kentucky$11,416,5060.6%49.4%
47Harrison County, Kentucky$11,017,8400.6%50.0%
48Darlington County, South Carolina$10,847,8800.6%50.5%
49Christian County, Kentucky$10,701,2430.6%51.1%
50Owen County, Kentucky$10,315,8870.5%51.7%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

 

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