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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2002.

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20% - Mississippi: 18.9% Louisiana: 18.1% New Mexico: 17.7% District of Columbia: 17.2% Arkansas: 16.3% West Virginia: 16.1% Alabama: 15.4% Texas: 15.4% Kentucky: 14.8% Oklahoma: 14.5% Montana: 14.0% South Carolina: 14.0% New York: 13.9% Arizona: 13.6% Tennessee: 13.6% California: 13.3% Georgia: 13.0% North Carolina: 12.9% Florida: 12.8% South Dakota: 12.4% United States of America: 12.1% Idaho: 11.7% Illinois: 11.3% Missouri: 11.3% Oregon: 11.3% North Dakota: 11.1% Hawaii: 11.0% Maine: 11.0% Rhode Island: 11.0% Michigan: 10.9% Wyoming: 10.6% Washington: 10.3% Ohio: 10.2% Nevada: 10.1% Kansas: 10.0% Nebraska: 10.0% Pennsylvania: 10.0% Utah: 9.7% Indiana: 9.6% Virginia: 9.6% Colorado: 9.5% Alaska: 9.3% Delaware: 9.3% Vermont: 9.3% Iowa: 9.1% Massachusetts: 9.0% Wisconsin: 8.5% Maryland: 8.3% New Jersey: 8.3% Connecticut: 7.8% Minnesota: 7.5% New Hampshire: 6.3%  
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Mississippi

Louisiana

New Mexico

District of Columbia

Arkansas

West Virginia

Alabama

Texas

Kentucky

Oklahoma

Montana

South Carolina

New York

Arizona

Tennessee

California

Georgia

North Carolina

Florida

South Dakota

United States of America

Idaho

Illinois

Missouri

Oregon

North Dakota

Hawaii

Maine

Rhode Island

Michigan

Wyoming

Washington

Ohio

Nevada

Kansas

Nebraska

Pennsylvania

Utah

Indiana

Virginia

Colorado

Alaska

Delaware

Vermont

Iowa

Massachusetts

Wisconsin

Maryland

New Jersey

Connecticut

Minnesota

New Hampshire

 

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Source of Data: U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder
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