The darker the blue, the higher the percentage of children who would likely benefit for an expansion of the child tax credit. Map courtesy of The Daily Yonder.

This year’s expansion of the child tax credit is set to expire at the end of the year; whether to continue those credits is part of the current debate in Congress over the infrastructure bill.

The Daily Yonder, a website that covers rural America, has produced a county-by-county analysis of which localities would benefit most from the credit being continued. In Virginia, most of those are in Southwest and Southside. Democrats want to expand the program; Republicans say that would be too expensive. Politico has this backgrounder on the politics.

Here are the top localities in Virginia and the percentage of children likely to benefit from tax credit changes, according to the Daily Yonder number-crunching:

  1. Emporia, Franklin (city) 70%
  2. Petersburg 69%
  3. Hopewell 67%
  4. Brunswick County 66%
  5. Bristol, Galax 65%
  6. Buchanan County, Lee County 64%
  7. Accomack County, Danville, Martinsville 63%
  8. Buena Vista, Richmond 62%
  9. Charlotte County 61%
  10. Richmond County 58%
  11. Grayson County, Henry County 57%
  12. Alleghany County 56%
  13. Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County, Waynesboro 55%
  14. Bath County, Greensville County, Pittsylvania County, Roanoke 54%
  15. Dickenson County, Essex County, Norfolk, Nottoway County, Wise County 53%

You can find the full analysis, with percentages and other statistics for each locality, here.