[ Time magazine points out that most of the green counties are oil drilling locations, which in 2016 are quickly losing jobs ]
Wilson, C. December 15, 2015. See How Well Your Neighbors Have Recovered From the Recession. Time Magazine.
The recession may have officially ended in mid-2009, but millions of working Americans have seen their income remain stagnant. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm that the median household income in the U.S. was $53,482 between 2010 and 2014, down from $56,568 between 2005 and 2009 when adjusted for inflation—a drop of 5%. Only 1,038 of 3,142 counties have a higher median income than they did five years ago. The following map shades every county by its growth or decline in median income since 2009.