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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2003.

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22% - Louisiana: 20.3% District of Columbia: 19.9% Mississippi: 19.9% New Mexico: 18.6% West Virginia: 18.5% Kentucky: 17.4% Alabama: 17.1% Texas: 16.3% Oklahoma: 16.1% Arkansas: 16.0% Arizona: 15.4% Montana: 14.2% South Carolina: 14.1% North Carolina: 14.0% Oregon: 13.9% Idaho: 13.8% Tennessee: 13.8% New York: 13.5% California: 13.4% Georgia: 13.4% Florida: 13.1% United States of America: 12.7% Ohio: 12.1% Missouri: 11.7% North Dakota: 11.7% Nevada: 11.5% Michigan: 11.4% Illinois: 11.3% Rhode Island: 11.3% South Dakota: 11.1% Washington: 11.0% Hawaii: 10.9% Pennsylvania: 10.9% Kansas: 10.8% Nebraska: 10.8% Indiana: 10.6% Utah: 10.6% Maine: 10.5% Wisconsin: 10.5% Iowa: 10.1% Colorado: 9.8% Alaska: 9.7% Vermont: 9.7% Wyoming: 9.7% Massachusetts: 9.4% Virginia: 9.0% Delaware: 8.7% New Jersey: 8.4% Maryland: 8.2% Connecticut: 8.1% Minnesota: 7.8% New Hampshire: 7.7%  
16% -
11% -
5% -
 

Louisiana

District of Columbia

Mississippi

New Mexico

West Virginia

Kentucky

Alabama

Texas

Oklahoma

Arkansas

Arizona

Montana

South Carolina

North Carolina

Oregon

Idaho

Tennessee

New York

California

Georgia

Florida

United States of America

Ohio

Missouri

North Dakota

Nevada

Michigan

Illinois

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Washington

Hawaii

Pennsylvania

Kansas

Nebraska

Indiana

Utah

Maine

Wisconsin

Iowa

Colorado

Alaska

Vermont

Wyoming

Massachusetts

Virginia

Delaware

New Jersey

Maryland

Connecticut

Minnesota

New Hampshire

 

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